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First Sighting of Metallic Green Bees

I was a bit mesmerized bee watching with my morning coffee. I could have watched them for hours. I spotted three different varieties busy pollinating among the flowers: large plump Bumble Bees, small fuzzy Mason Bees and these beautiful cool Metallic Green Bees. 86 more words


Wordless Wednesday--Accidental Pollinator Habitats

There’s a lot of talk these days about “post-wild” planting. And while I haven’t read that particular book, I have read Larry Weaner’s books and been to a couple of his talks on habitat plantings and succession plantings. 329 more words

Wordless Wednesdays

It's Pollinator Week--How Can I Help?

Pollinator Week occurs every year this time.  You can find out more about the initiative at the website, pollinator.org.

It was designed to draw attention to our dwindling pollinators like the monarchs,  originally.   297 more words

Backyard Wildlife

Up, up and away. In search of modern romantic gardens.

We are off today on one of our garden visiting trips. For the first time, I have felt sufficiently unnerved by international events to register our trip on the Safe Travel site run by our government. 723 more words

Tikorangi: The Jury Garden

Sausage and Nuts for a Friday Night

The problem with a 4 day work week (since Monday was Memorial Day in the United States) is that 5 days of work get crammed into 4 days.   299 more words


Mulching With Grass?

You have probably heard of mulching your plants with grass clippings. This is a good way to use up clippings that may be a little too long to leave on your lawn. 199 more words

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