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    Build a bee friendly garden to help the bees

    So you want to plant a bee garden of your own? Follow these guidelines for a project that can be great fun for kids and a sanctuary for bees. Location, location, location First, decide where in your yard is the best location for a bee friendly garden. Consider placing the bee garden in a part of your […]

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  • Small Herb Gardens Feed Honeybees and You!

    Suppose you want to do your part to save honeybees, but you have room only for a little garden — on your patio, deck, balcony, or in your postage-stamp sized backyard? Good news: A small herb garden will feed you, your spirit, and your busy bee friends! Follow the following nine easy steps to copious […]

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    Herbs, Honeybees, and You: Win, Win, Win!

    Yummy news! You can enjoy fresh herbs in your meals and help rescue the world’s dwindling honeybee population! That’s right: YOU. To get things humming, all it takes is a small garden or even a few pots on your city balcony. Honeybees, Bumblebees, and Hummingbirds Feast on Herbs Herb gardens are a haven for pollinators, says Deb Soule, […]

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  • Teach Your Children Well: A Gardener’s Thoughts on Earth Day…

    Guest post by Michaela from The Gardener’s Eden (@MichaelainEden) Holding Earth in Her Hands – Photo ⓒ Tim Geiss As gardeners, most of us consider ourselves environmentally minded, and for us, every day is Earth Day. But, it’s important to remember that gardening —in and of itself—  is an unnatural act. When we work the […]

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  • Go a Little Less Green for the Environment

    Consider Replacing Part or All of Your Front Lawn with a Pollinator-Friendly Garden. You’ll create habitat for honey bees and other pollinators and add beauty to your yard.

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  • A New Year’s Resolution for Gardeners

    Making Informed Choices About Gardening Practices and Products to Support a Healthy, Natural Environment The new year often brings about a desire for change and personal reckoning. We make promises, resolutions and plans to better ourselves and the world around us. Over the past couple of years, many people have committed to building environmentally conscious, […]

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  • Simple Holiday Gifts for Honeybee Loving Gardeners

    Looking for a great, inspirational gift for the holiday season- one that keeps on giving, with the natural world and environment in mind? It’s easy to inspire a new gardener or please a more experienced green-thumb without spending a bundle over the holidays. A present of seed and/or seed starting kits, particularly for youngsters, is […]

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  • On Winter and Your Garden

    As the trees finally shed their leaves and our thoughts turn to wintery pleasures and indoor activities, it’s easy to forget about the honey bee. After all, our busy little friends are hibernating out of sight and mind at this time of year. But before the ground freezes, and even over winter, there are still […]

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  • Mellow Yellow: Lovely Lindera Benzoin, North American Native Spicebush

    The question comes up every September in my garden. The meter-reader, oil delivery driver and countless guests have asked: “What’s that bright yellow shrub over there by the wall… The one covered with birds and red berries?” When I ask, “Have you heard of Lindera benzoin, North American spicebush?”, the answer is invariably ‘no’. And […]

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