The real dirt on bees, honey, and hype

Written on: February 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland; photos from Bee-washing.com, used with permission Not a week goes by without another bee hive installed by an organization or person who thinks ...

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Butterflies in your pollinator garden

Written on: January 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland Butterflies are not the best pollinators. As they perch on flowers with their long slender legs, they generally avoid the flower parts offering ...

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Pearly Everlasting blues – learning to love tattered plants

Written on: August 14th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier In the spring of 2018, I planted a patch of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). I have long been charmed by the poetic, ...

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Another good reason to hold back on “cleaning up” the garden

Written on: March 28th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier With spring in the air, and snow and ice in full retreat, the temptation can be strong to get out there and “clean up” the jumbled leaves, ...

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Plant it and they will come: my corner pollinator garden

Written on: November 27th, 2018

by Berit Erickson I’m not exaggerating when I say that my pollinator garden has changed my life. How can a garden possibly do that? Well, let me tell you… ...

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Bombus – the Bumble Bee

Written on: May 18th, 2018

by David Van Olst We’ve all heard of this infamous bee species. In fact, if you ask a group of children to draw a picture of a bee, most of them will instinctively ...

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