Milkweed cosmos: A colony of milkweed is almost its own world. Most of us have planted milkweed to attract and support the Monarch butterfly, but eventually the other insects that are dependent on it find our milkweed patches. On the one hand, these bugs are just doing what they’re supposed to be doing–living off […] Continue reading "Milkweed Cosmos"
Summer is almost here, and plants are up. You’ve been a good dooby and left some stems standing to provide habitat/nesting areas for cavity-nesting bees (such as Mason Bees and tiny Carpenter bees). Maybe you’re also worried about pulling weeds and not sure how best to handle the situation. Below are some quick and easy […] Continue reading "Two Simple, Easy, and Natural Steps for Summer Habitat Garden Maintenance"
Ms. Fishers talk Native Bees in the Garden will discuss our wild native bees from a gardeners perspective. Everyone knows how important honey bees are for pollination, but native bees are even more important, especially in the garden.Topics will include the differences between native bees and honey bees, their life cycles, what they like for habitat, […] Continue reading "Native bees in the garden."