Fennel over bee balm

Fennel trumps bee balm
Bee on fennel 2011

What does it mean that the fennel has fallen atop the bee balm—and now the bees are on the fennel blooms and not the bee balm?

This is the third summer for the fennel, which we did not grow in mid-Michigan gardens. Of course, it is only in its third summer because I have not harvested the bulbs.

I’m not used to vegetables that overwinter.


  1. Pooh says:

    Maybe it means that fennel flowers might make some tasty honey?

  2. Sammy says:

    Licorice flavored? Would match your new Prius!?