Bee on Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’

bee on colchicum

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Actually, I wasn’t actually sure what this flower was. But I googled for awhile and found a post about Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’ over at Kathy’s Cold Climate Gardening. Turns out that according to my records (that tattered file folder with random packing slips shoved into it), I bought half a dozen colchicums in 2003. But this is the only one that’s still around.  (If you think it’s something else, let me know.)

Couldn’t decide which one I liked best during picture editing, so here’s more.

bee on colchicum

Sharpening did weird things to this one. As a photo, I don’t like it. As a special effect, kind of interesting.

bee on colchicum

bee on colchicum

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6 thoughts on “Bee on Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’”

  1. Pictures of bee butts always make me smile.

    I like the last picture the best, I think because the shadows in the background really set off the colchicum petals. But you’re right, sharpening does some interesting things to the edges of the petals.

  2. Those are really nice! Did it bloom every year since you planted it, or is this the first appearence? I’ve had bulbs “rest” so long I was sure they were dead, then suddenly they weren’t.

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