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Bee Balm

An Adventure in Local Sustainable Development 

For Christmas 2015, I received gift from a friend that sparked my desire to learn more. It was an organic, homemade lip balm in a cute silver tin and the most delicious smelling sugar body scrub in a glass jar. 700 more words

INDEV

Fresh supplies of Beebalm winter skin defense for Manuka wholefoods, Chichester

Manuka Whole Foods of Chichester has taken delivery of a fresh batch of Greenman’s BeeBalm with organic Tea Tree Oil, a fantastic defence against cold, dryness and germs around lips and nose. 18 more words

Snowberry Clearwing Larvae Pupating

The Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis), a type of Sphinx moth, is one of several daytime-flying “hummingbird moths,” so-called because of their ability to hover while drinking nectar from a flower, and because of the humming sound they make, much like a hummingbird. 221 more words

Insects

Monarchs Reign

A small number of monarchs usually visit my garden in late October but this year I have been spotting one or two at a time for the past month. 123 more words

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All Natural Bee Balm

I love the idea of swapping out commercial products for all natural products, whether store bought or homemade. It is terrifying to think about how many toxins we absorb every day by using chemical based products whether topical or ingested.  421 more words

TKcultivatingfoundations

Bee Balm, Horsemint, Wild Bergamot

How many names does one flower need? I prefer Bee Balm because there are usually big, fat bees lighting on them. These are just gorgeous and are extremely plentiful on the Cow Creek Trail.

Monarda is for Pollinators - Bee Balm is the BOMB!

Scarlet bee balm, Monarda didyma, is a pollinator favorite in the garden. The red bloom of bee balm makes it especially attractive to hummingbirds. Red-flowering natives are few, but it is a mid-summer delight to gardeners who like seeing the hustle-bustle of life in the garden. 484 more words

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