Archive for April, 2010

"The Honey Bee and the Hive," CAA London

Things we love: “The Honey Bee and the Hive” exhibit in London’s Contemporary Applied Arts (open through May 1). Spoonfed.co.uk says, “This extraordinary exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts collates the works of 28 artists who have specially created decorative objects inspired by the honey bee and the hive. The beautiful collection captures the beauty of the threatened species in silver, glass, textile, wood and ceramics.”


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Delightful Plants for Honeybees and their Human Friends

Chair with Nasturium. Photo by Michaela, The Gardener's Eden

Container Gardening with Herbs and Edible Flowers

Guest post by The Gardener’s Eden, which can be found on Facebook or at http://www.thegardenerseden.com/.

It looks like spring has sprung at last – the signs are popping up everywhere. Farmer’s markets and garden centers are bursting with herbs and flowers, veggie seedlings and hanging baskets. The growing season has arrived in many parts of the country, and even in the colder regions, pansies are showing up in window boxes and front stoops everywhere. Now is the time to think about decorating your entryway, back porch, patio or balcony with living things. Adding a little color and flavor to your world with homegrown herbs and flowers can bring so much pleasure to your daily routine, and even the smallest urban window box can help support important pollinators – including our good friend the honeybee. Read the rest of this entry →


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