Spring flowers are feasts for bees

In years past, mid-April has been when the crocus peak, but the crocuses are already done. This year, most of the flowers are at least two weeks early. In fact, so much has been flowering in the last week, I’m having trouble keeping up.  The bees are having a great spring. So while they are […]


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Spring is ready

It hit 80 degrees outside today. All sorts of green plants are coming up, getting ready to put on another show. I even have two barrels of compost that cooked over the winter, ready to spread on them again. I’m almost ready to enjoy the coming spring. But first you have to convince me that […]

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Armies of bulbs

The bulbs are massing into sweeps of color. From this angle, it looks like the blue grape hyacinth are planning to go after the tulips. And that daffodil might get caught in the middle. But standing there what I really noticed was the sweet, soapy scent of lots and lots of flowers. Okay, bees. Come […]

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