Cynthia’s Bees – Mason Bees and Leaf-Cutter Bees

  • Post published:06/02/2023
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Bee House

There is a lot of talk about honey bees in our part of town, but there are 4000 types of bees in the United States. Our friend Cynthia has been working with  two of those bee families – Mason bees and Leaf-cutters. Both of these bees are solitary bees.  Those bees are living on her porch, where my husband and I got to learn something about these bees. (more…)

We Were Not Singing in the Rain!

  • Post published:04/24/2023
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Rain in our garden

It had been raining, lots of rain,  for 24 hours.  Please notice that we  have managed to keep most of the garden plants out of the water.  Ever since we started our garden we have been bringing good Martin’s Soil home to create raised beds that make it possible to have flowers and shrubs. (more…)

Grape Hyacinths Made a Surprise This Year

  • Post published:04/19/2023
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Grape Hyacinth

My grape hyacinths began blooming 4 days ago, (you all know they have been green all winter)  and I was delighted.  The clump I had planted  three years ago had grown and given me a very nice group.  BUT there was a big surprise this year. Look closely and see that there are a number of extra grape hyacinths blooming here and there! (more…)

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – April 15, 2023

Grape Hyacinths

I am getting off well at this Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day with Grape Hyacinths.  As you may know, you plant these bulbs in the fall, and that is how I started. However, I enjoyed seeing the hyacinths come up in the spring, and was not surprised that  the flowers and greenery died in mid-summer. But THEN – the greenery comes up late in the summer and lives green  through the winter, into the spring, and into Bloom Time. I was surprised, but am happy with this system. (more…)