Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Friday Flower Porn: Pump Kin!

Er, make that just pumpkin. This little critter was caught crimson fisted packing her saddle bags with pumpkin pollen recently. I wonder if they fly around looking for some nutmeg and cinnamon, too?

i-7bbc85f0a54009eb270d791b2f760462-PumpkinFlowerBee1.jpg

In any case, in spite of the numerous pumpkin blossoms that have been produced in the garden over the past couple of months, not a single pumpkin has emerged. Of course, this particular pumpkin patch was a bit of a lark, coming from the seeds of last year’s jack-o-lantern. My guess is that this particular variety isn’t particularly fertile, in spite of the bee’s knees.

Note: This was originally posted by Jim, but due to a software error appeared well in advance of its scheduled appearance. Our apologies for the offense.

Comments

  1. #1 Doc Bushwell
    September 29, 2007

    Not long ago, I dined at a restaurant where stuffed squash blossoms were offered as an appetizer. My friend ordered the buds and shared a tidbit with me. These were tasty little suckers, but of course, one could stuff a flower bud or a large cockroach with soft cheese, dip it in batter, and deep fry it, and I’d find either to be scrumptious. OK, maybe the squash flower wouldn’t be as chitinously crunchy.