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Posted By: ToddK, 12-28-2019, 08:16 AM

These were planted around the front of a church near downtown Healdsburg. They are very popular with bees.

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12-28-2019, 11:05 AM   #2
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Understandably so. Nice shot, thanks for sharing and identifying. (I saw these on a previous Bay Area visit and didn't know what they were.)
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I didn't notice the bee at first, but there he is, perfectly framed at the top 1/3 line. Neat shot.
12-28-2019, 01:06 PM   #4
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Interesting flowers and a nice shot with the bee included. Being blue these flowers should be popular with butterflies too.

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They look like little blue Christmas trees!
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Understandably so. Nice shot, thanks for sharing and identifying. (I saw these on a previous Bay Area visit and didn't know what they were.)
They are beautiful plants. I don't think they can handle the heat of the Central Valley where I live, otherwise I would plant them all over my yard.
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I didn't notice the bee at first, but there he is, perfectly framed at the top 1/3 line. Neat shot.
Thanks Apet-Sure!
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Interesting flowers and a nice shot with the bee included. Being blue these flowers should be popular with butterflies too.
When I was there, it was probably a little too early in the spring for the butterflies. I don't know how long their bloom lasts, so it is hard to say.
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They look like little blue Christmas trees!
Yes they do!
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Aha! the large stand from the other close up photo Even more context
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Aha! the large stand from the other close up photo Even more context
I figured that I should post this one. The plant is very impressive with the multiple blue blooms.

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Great shot, beautiful blue.
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I really like the shot with the vivid blue, but especially the presence of the bee.
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Great shot, beautiful blue.
Thanks foxandcrow!
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I really like the shot with the vivid blue, but especially the presence of the bee.
Thanks GRB!
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We have a lot of these in Tasmania.
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We have a lot of these in Tasmania.
I imagine that you have a similar coastal climate to Northern California, so that makes sense.
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