In an attempt to revive my flagging blogging mojo I decided on a small project which should be quite simple to do. No great demands on either my brain or my time My favourite garden flowers from A to Z. I shall begin with ANTIRRHINUM which is better known as a snap dragon. I have always thought them a standout among garden flowers.
These were a particular favourite of my mum's as well and wherever we lived over the years she would usually plant a bed of these beauties. They are always popular with the bees and, unless I am mistaken, this snap dragon is being visited by a bumble bee. I have only ever seen one bumble bee in my lifetime and that was in a garden in New Zealand. It certainly to me looks like the rear end of a bumble bee.
I remember as a child I used to love to squeeze a flower and watch it's 'mouth' open and close thus making the dragon 'snap'.
Antirrhinums are a genus plant commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flower's fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. They are native to the rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa.