All for the love of nectar!
It’s not all gloom and doom in the garden at the moment – luckily I do have some winter flowering plants. Even when it’s cloudy and grey this yellow Abutilon right down near the back fence can be seen from the deck.
Around the world Abutilons seem to be known by different names
(Flowering Maple, Chinese Bell flower)
Here in Australia it is known as:
Common name: Chinese lantern
Botanical name: Abutilon x hybridum
Don’t you think the flowers look like little chinese lanterns – and look at those huge stamens filled with pollen? Guess who loves them?
The bees of course lol
I watched this one make his way inside
Or maybe he was just resting awhile in the shade lol