Growing your garden with bumblebees


Bumblebees on purple coneflowers

As a child, I was always fascinated with bees because there would be times during certain times of the year especially the spring and summer months when I would see bees by the hundreds it seems that would be buzzing around trees and other garden plants.

I always wondered why they were congregating in such a huge mass around these plants, now I know why, without our little friend’s presence and being so active in our gardens our garden plants would not be so productive giving us such a great harvest.

Bumblebees in the garden

This is a good tread off and a win-win situation both for us and our bee friends. Bumblebees need nectar and pollen to develop their larva. Besides these bees also needs a home throughout their life-cycle and to build their nest also to take care of their young.

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Helping wildlife to weather the winter months

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Blue jay resting in the snow

Summer has passed, spring is gone and fall is here. Winter is following close by as our gardens and landscapes are preparing to be matted with snow while nature goes into that long-awaited rest. This is the time of year that we experience a winter wonderland.

For some, this is a wonderful occasion and for others, there is the thought of wishing for spring where nature is bursting with activity as our landscapes and gardens are painted with an array of colorful flowering plants.

What makes spring and summer days really awesome is watching and listening to birds singing so sweetly in the summer breeze, but with winter approaching their singing slowly fades as they prepare for those long winter months.

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Garden facts

how-to-attract-beneficial-insects-to-control-garden-pest- Ladybug feeding on mealybugs


This photo shows a picture of a ladybug that is a beneficial insect feeding on mealybugs that feeds on garden plants.

It is a true garden fact for those of us who spend time in the great outdoors as we connect with nature, face the challenge of having to wage war on those garden pest known as the bad bugs.

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Bird hunting insect

Adding that touch of class

Designing and installing a beautiful garden can really increase the value of your property as you connect with nature enjoying the array of colors that put you in such a relax mode.

But having a garden does have its challenges from disease and insects to issues that may range from nutritional to soil ph problems. But the good news is that with some knowledge you can address these problems and help your garden along the way to maintain its beauty and charm.

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Plants that eat garden insects

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Venus fly trap

What I find so fascinating about the plant world is its diversity. For centuries plants have benefited us in so many ways. From being used as food for creating medicines, skin care products, shampoos, fuel, to beautifying, purifying the air that we breathe and so many other things.

The list seems to be endless. But what is also awesome is there are plants that eat garden insects, who would ever think these kinds of plants existed?

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