The residents and caretakers of the house and its garden moved to other places and other sides for long time ago but a touch of their likings, mixed with the wild, is found in the rampant garden. A rich variety of flowering plants appear in the course of the summer:
Kultapallo (Rudbeckia laciniata), maitohorsma (Chamaenerion angustifolium), tuoksuvatukka (Rubus odoratus), ranta-alpi (Lysimachia vulgaris), lupiini (Lupinus polyphyllus), varjolilja (Lilium martagon), jättiputki (Heracleum persicum), kotkansiipi (Matteuccia struthiopteris), punainen viinimarja (Ribes rubrum), ruiskaunokki (Centaurea cyanus), mesiangervo (Filipendula ulmaria), siankärsämö (Achillea millefolium), rohtovirmajuuri (Valeriana officinalis), palavarakkaus (Silene chalcedonica), hiirenvirna (Vicia cracca), vuohenputki (Aegopodium podagraria), nokkonen (Urtica dioica), musta viinimarja (Ribes nigrum), karviainen (Ribes uva-crispa), vadelma (Rubus idaeus), karhunputki (Angelica sylvestris)…
The pollinator spectrum in 2020 is rich, but there are no bee visitors in the garden. The climate of Finland is still too cool for wild bee populations and there are no beekeepers around this area. The insects showing up in the videos are wild pollinators. However, it is the imaginative bee that we are following meanwhile listening to the bee related literature from the distant past to the present day.
Video credits: Icon illustrations: Andrés Marin Jarque, Video recordings: Ulla Taipale, Readings: Kira O´Reilly, Video editing: Visa Knuuttila, Sound recordings and editing: Kirill Lorech