Flowering Asparagus

The cropping season for asparagus has finished and the bed is in its resting stage throwing up its ferns to replenish the crowns. Later, in autumn, the ferns will turn golden yellow before they are cut back.

Tying my shoelace next to the asparagus beds, I started to look around to see if there was anything else I could do while I was down there. There was a strong buzzing sound in my ear and my attention was drawn to several bees navigating the asparagus forest adjacent to my head.  The bees were collecting nectar from the tiny asparagus flowers; I cannot recall having noticed the flowers before. Here is the video I recorded on my Pixel 4a phone in slow-mo... 

Here is a close-up of the delicate lemon-green flowers...

Asparagus flowers
...and seen from a different point of view...

Asparagus flowers

That's what I love about Nature and Gardening - always something new, always something to learn.


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