Korean Daisy and Pollen-dusted Bee

Blooming today are the gorgeous Korean daisies. From a tiny little rooted-cutting passed along from a friend, we have masses and masses of these old-fashioned beauties. I share them with all my clients and not only do they love them for late season color and fragrance, but so do the bees and butterflies on the wing in autumn.

Click to view larger to see the pollen clinging to its eyes and body.

Chrysanthemum ' Single Apricot Korean'Korean Daisy (Chrysanthemum ‘Single Apricot Korean’) and Pollen-dusted Bee

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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3 Responses to Korean Daisy and Pollen-dusted Bee

  1. Anne Lubbers says:

    What a great close-up!

  2. Wow Kim, that photo has everything for me. Color, clarity, content and composition! Beautiful!

    • Kim Smith says:

      Thank you Anne and Kathy for your very kind words.

      The Korean daisies come in a beautiful array of pinks–from very light almost white to deep peachy rose pink–I waited for the bee to land on the deeper colored flowers. Oftentimes the center florets are granny smith apple green!

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