Tiny but Mighty


It is always surprising that the tiniest flowers seem to have the most nectar. These teeny Coleus blooms are a favorite of bees and hummingbirds.

The largest of these blooms are barely an inch long.  Pictured is a white Russelia, Penta, and a purple and red Salvia.

The yellow flowers are Cassia Tree  and Thryallis Shrub.  The little orange button is Tassel Flower and on the right is a yellow and a red Butterfly Weed.  These flowers are usually full of all kinds of bees and frequently visited by hummingbirds.  The flowers may be small, but they can certainly produce.












10 Comments on “Tiny but Mighty”

  1. mattb325 says:

    It’s great to have the smaller, simpler flowers in the garden as almost always offer more in the way of pollen and nectar. It’s the same with rosemary…such tiny insignificant flowers, but the whole bush buzzes with bees!
    I love the red salvia – very striking 🙂

  2. I like your size concept, maybe in some cases size doesn’t matter?

  3. Tina says:

    Great photos!! Love the one of the bee-on-a-mission!

  4. Sheryl says:

    Wonderful picture–I’ve never paid much attention to the flowers on coleus plants. This post makes me realize how pretty they are.

  5. gaiainaction says:

    Lovely to see that the bees, bumblebees, and even hummingbirds also like the small flowers, I noticed that too lately many bumblebees on the little flowers of the Oregano plants.

  6. Love the pics, especially the bee!

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