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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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  • A Sunny Combination of Meadow Flowers for a Long-Blooming, Informal Summer Garden. Photo ⓒ Michaela at TGE

    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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  • Summersweet, (Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'), is a native shrub, providing easily accessed, late-season pollen for the honey bee

    On Winter and Your Garden

    Before we turn your focus on homey comforts, consider doing the honey bees a favor before the cold, tough winter. 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 […]

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    Aesclepias Tuberosa: Bold, Beautiful Butterfly Weed is the Life of the Midsummer Garden Party…

    Bring color and bees to your garden with the Butterfly Weed Oh to be a butterfly! Just imagine fluttering upon this delightful blossom; saturated in golden-orange color and loaded with sweet nectar. What a feast! Why I’d flit from flower to flower, happily sharing precious pollen with hovering hummingbirds and buzzing bees, from sunrise to […]

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    Penstemon, Rudbeckia and Veronica: An Easy, Breezy, Flowering Combination for Mid-Summer Meadow Gardens…

    <h2>Gardening for bees and humans alike: black-eyed Susan, sky-blue speedwell, and beard’s tongue</h2> Bees buzzing in the garden, sun-tea brewing on the terrace, and books piled high beside the hammock; sweet summertime is here at last. I love waking up to early morning sunshine playing upon the warm, summery colors in my garden.

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  • What is CCD, or “Colony Collapse Disorder”?

    What is it about that title? Hmmmm…….. ED Erectile dysfunction, RLS restless leg syndrome, ADD Attention deficit disorder. One thing I have noticed about human nature is that we need to identify, label and vilify the “disorder” so that we can blame someone else, create a patented wonder drug complete with research funding to solve […]

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    Delightful Plants for Honeybees and their Human Friends

    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 […]

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

    Food for your Honeybees and Native Bees

    Food for thought on food for bees… 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 […]

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