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Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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mmolyson
Jun 29, 2020 6:01 PM CST
a Bumbler in the Foxglove

Bumblebee of unknown species in Penstemon digitalis.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jun 29, 2020 6:17 PM CST
Great banner! I love bee photos Hurray!
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Jun 29, 2020 6:20 PM CST
Lovely banner Moggs!
Name: Kim
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KFredenburg
Jun 29, 2020 6:42 PM CST
I agree with Valerie! Absolutely love bee photos! Great shot!!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jun 29, 2020 6:47 PM CST
Great banner Moggs!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 30, 2020 12:37 AM CST
Nice banner, Moggs! Thumbs up
Penstemon.....I'd forgotten what great plants they are.
They propagate easily by layering.
Haven't grown them in years, but will look for them.
Nice addition to any garden.

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Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Jun 30, 2020 5:44 AM CST
Such a beautiful banner, I wish I could grow the garden variety. I absolutely love these.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Jun 30, 2020 9:03 AM CST
White is such a calm, pristine color in the summer gardens. Bees of any kind add charm & interest. Thumbs up
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Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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mmolyson
Jun 30, 2020 2:18 PM CST
Thank you, everyone. The penstemon have been a real education this summer. I love photographing the critters that visit my flowers, most are too fast for me to get a clear picture in focus. The surprising thing I discovered and later confirmed online is that carpenter bees cannot fit into the throat of the foxglove, so they go to the back of the flower on the outside and bite through the flower and go straight to the nectary to take the nectar! So they don't help in pollination for this plant at all. The shocker is that honey bees have learned to take advantage of this. I watched them on my black and blue salvia. After the carpenter bee bit the holes the honey bees became secondary nectar robbers and used the holes made by the carpenter bees! They also totally skipped any pollination process on that plant, the little thieves! To think I used to defend carpenter bees! D'Oh! I'm ashamed of honey bees, to be in cahoots with the likes of them. Is there no honor in the bee world? Hilarious!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jun 30, 2020 2:36 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for a gorgeous banner, Moggs!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 30, 2020 4:12 PM CST
Moggs,
is that penstemon also called foxglove?
I thought digitalis is foxglove. Confused
They have similar blooms, but are distinctly different plants.

Penstemon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
https://images.search.yahoo.co...

Foxglove
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/....
https://images.search.yahoo.co...

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Sticking tongue out

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 30, 2020 4:16 PM CST
A little more searching answered my confusion.... Whistling
https://www.gardenia.net/plant...
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Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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mmolyson
Jun 30, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Cal,
I understand the confusion. Penstemon is a genus and there are many different species. "Penstemon digitalis" is the species of this foxglove. The two links you gave are very beautiful plants, but unfortunately, their Latin and common names have been used in other combinations for other plants. A link for this plant is:
https://www.gardenia.net/plant...
Latin terms were supposed to make things simpler, jokes on Linneaus! Hilarious!



When You send forth Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth! Psalm 104:30
Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
Bookworm Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Georgia Birds Butterflies Bee Lover
Ponds Hummingbirder Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Ferns Garden Photography
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mmolyson
Jun 30, 2020 5:10 PM CST
Cal,
HaHa, it looks like I was writing while you were posting! Serves me right for taking so long to edit my post! I did not mean to repeat what you just said. D'Oh! Sorry.
When You send forth Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth! Psalm 104:30
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 30, 2020 6:30 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Thanks, Moggs, but I still got it wrong.
It's really a foxglove,
not a penstemon! Oy! D'Oh!
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