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Late Winter Flowers – Love them!

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It does my heart good to see flowers blooming once again.  It always strikes me as too early when I see the first ones emerging in late winter but it brings a smile to my face none the less. I … Continue reading

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Digging in the Dirt

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After a few weeks off from gardening, I found myself digging in the dirt again this last weekend.  Weeds had taken over one of the flower beds and I decided that it is much better to take care of them now versus doing … Continue reading

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Fall Plantings – Did I Go Too Far?

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Finally! Yesterday I planted my last bulb.  I may have bought too many fall bulbs and plants this year.  ‘Why did I buy so many?’ I asked myself as I took on the arduous task of getting them all in the ground.   The answer … Continue reading

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Our Bees are Gone

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I’ve been remiss with my bee blog as I have bad news.  Our bees did not make it.  It has been a couple of months since we discovered our hive was down to only a handful of bees and then … Continue reading

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Begonias – Our Late Bloomer

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I have always planted Begonias in my garden.  They are a hearty plant that produces lots of flowers.  What’s not to love, right?  This year was different though.  I planted white Begonias in the same flower beds as the Marigolds … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry Bees

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With the nectar all dried up, bees would normally turn to their honey stores for food.  Most beekeepers harvest the honey that their bees have produced and as a result start feeding their bees at the end of summer when their food … Continue reading

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The Importance of Queens

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Eggs and Larvae Hallelujah!  This is Déjà vu.  Didn’t I write this just a few weeks ago?  Our latest new queen has now integrated into the hive successfully and has started laying eggs.  What a relief.  Our bee population is … Continue reading

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Sunflowers – Simply Perfect

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Sunflowers are the perfect flower for our garden.  They are beautiful and bright as they tower over all other plants in the garden.  They bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face just by looking at them. Sunflowers … Continue reading

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New Queen, False Queen

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No eggs, no larvae, no queen.  That is how we found the hive upon our last inspection.  The hive cannot survive without a queen and this is a critical time.  With the nectar drying up, hives are now getting ready for … Continue reading

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Wasps – Hive Under Attack

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As we went to inspect the hive this week, we noticed several dead bee bodies around the front of the hive.  These dead bee bodies were joined by several wasp bodies.  Our bees have been under attack by wasps and … Continue reading

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