Wisteria Garden and Bees

Last week the Wisteria was in full bloom on the roof garden that I see from our kitchen window.
Churchill Garden is a small park on Bleecker Street and 6th Avenue. I like the weathered painted sign and lamp.
A bee swarm settled on a tree guard by Abingdon Square Park.

19 thoughts on “Wisteria Garden and Bees

    • Sherry Felix 2020-05-20 / 8:09 am

      Try again. Maybe it likes being somewhat dry in a tub?


  1. Steve Schwartzman 2020-05-18 / 7:12 am

    Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the name:

    “The botanist Thomas Nuttall said he named the genus Wisteria in memory of the American physician and anatomist Caspar Wistar (1761–1818). Questioned about the spelling later, Nuttall said it was for “euphony,” but his biographer speculated that it may have something to do with Nuttall’s friend Charles Jones Wister, Sr., of Grumblethorpe, the grandson of the merchant John Wister.

    “Some Philadelphia sources state that the plant is named after Wister. As the spelling is apparently deliberate, there is no justification for changing the genus name under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. However, some spell the plant’s common name ‘wistaria’.”


    • Sherry Felix 2020-05-18 / 7:18 am

      I love this. Thanks. I signed up for Websters word of the day because I love etimology.


      • Steve Schwartzman 2020-05-18 / 7:42 am

        Me too. It’ll never have the popularity that flowers do, but so what?

        Nuttall, though English, spent lots of time in America between 1808 and 1841. Some species in Texas are named after him.


  2. BeckyB 2020-05-18 / 4:52 am

    oh my those bees . . hope an apiarist came and took them to a hive


  3. shoreacres 2020-05-16 / 6:48 pm

    I once found a huge swarm of bees on a sailboat bimini in a marina. A beekeeper came and got those, too. Needless to say, there were a few people who were freaking out and wanted to spray them with something lethal, but the bees were saved. That’s a great photo.

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  4. David P. 2020-05-16 / 3:22 pm

    “Thirty dollars pays your rent on Bleeker Street.” — Simon and Garfunkel


  5. Anne 2020-05-16 / 2:45 pm

    What a fantastic sight to see all of those bees swarming like that!


    • Sherry Felix 2020-05-16 / 4:51 pm

      It’s the season for bees to set up new hives. A aviarist collected them. It is cool.


  6. Carl 2020-05-16 / 1:29 pm

    Beautiful – wisteria is calming and the bees are alarming. Both are amazing.

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