Archive for November, 2009

Food for your honeybees and native bees

Dwarf witch-alder, (Fothergilla gardenii), far right, covered with white flowers in early spring. Photo by Michaela, The Gardener's Eden

Late fall is still shrub-planting season in much of North America. And throughout the month of November, many garden centers are running clearance sales to reduce stock before winter. If you live in USDA zone 5 or warmer, the ground in your area will likely remain workable at least through Thanksgiving. Now is a great time to take advantage of discounted prices on native, flowering shrubs that will support honey bees in the coming year. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2009