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Peonies – Wow, Just Wow

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I LOVE peonies.  This is a fairly new flower for me to grow, but I LOVE them.  I don’t know of a more beautiful flower and I pay attention to flowers!  I love so many flowers, but I LOVE these.  … Continue reading

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Bee Blog Changes

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We started our journey last year as new beekeepers with a hive we purchased from Craigslist.  I created this blog to document that journey.  Here we are a year later.  Our hive last year did not survive.  We learned basic hive maintenance, experienced … Continue reading

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Azaleas – full of color

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So beautiful and full of color are azaleas.  They look like a full bush of flowers, which I guess they are.  I love them in my garden and they are another trouble free flowering bush.  Plant it and enjoy it.  No fuss … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms, So Beautiful

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I never noticed before, exactly how beautiful the blossoms of apple trees are.  The buds are as beautiful as any rose buds I’ve seen.  Rose colored buds, opening to a white flower with a yellow stylus is one of my favorite combinations … Continue reading

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Package Bee Update

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I want to loop back on the bee package installation that I reported on my last blog.  After 3 days we reopened the hive and happily noticed that the bees had left their packages and had taken over the frames in … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Bees – Again

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About 30,000 bees have taken up residence at our house and our home feels alive again.  Our bee packages arrived last Wednesday.  I didn’t realize how much I missed having bees until these new ones arrived. Dave and I love watching them … Continue reading

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Hyacinths Smell Oh So Good, Love it

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And so beautiful too.  What’s not to love?  They will keep coming up year over year.  I make sure to plant all hyacinths near my front door so their scent dominates my front porch.  Their scent is heavenly.  I love … Continue reading

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Daffodils, daffodils everywhere I look

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I love daffodils.  They are so bright and perky and bloom so early in the year that they bring long anticipated cheer.  Sunshine has entered my garden and thy name is daffodil.  🙂  I love them everywhere and so I planted 200 … Continue reading

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Coming Up Roses

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I love roses.  I truly do.  Next to hydrangeas, there is no better perennial at yielding lots of flowers in your garden over most of the summer and fall.  While I have dabbled in roses over the years, I haven’t invested … Continue reading

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I Love Tulip Trees

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Or should I say, magnolia trees.  The first time I saw one in full bloom, I couldn’t believe there was a tree that was so completely covered in flowers with no leaves in sight.  It was strange and beautiful at the … Continue reading

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