No lack of pollinators ...

At least down in The Holler . My one beehive has over the last 3 weeks become 4 hives ... the result of a split , a swarm , and a mini-split is that now we have 3 colonies with virgin queens and one with 2 capped queen cells . Now all we need is stuff to start blooming so I can quit feeding sugar syrup ! Blackberries are about to bust out ...
--
Snag



Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Terry Coombs wrote:

:) if you were local i'd give you all sorts of early spring flowers. we have way too many clumps that haven't been divided for quite a few years. the other day i found someone who wanted some of the daffodils and they took a few clumps of those off my hands and some of the light pink hyacynths.
we have a very tiny white flower that blooms early too, the other day i was laughing because this large bumblebee was landing on them and that would drag them down to the ground while it was foraging.

saw the first strawberry bloom yesterday. a little rain last night and today. the north garden is coming along.
songbird
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
songbird wrote:

We have quite a few spring flowers in the area , and lots of trees and wild flowers/berries/etc that they forage on in the spring . What we lack here is stuff that blooms into late summer . My strawberries have been blooming like mad for about 2-3 weeks now , we have berries almost the size of marbles . They're putting out runners now too , I'm getting some started in 3" pots for transplant and gifts to a neighbor .
--
Snag



Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Terry Coombs wrote: ...

hmm, these come to mind to look for or encourage:
purple asters later plantings of buckwheat clovers second or third regrowth of alfalfa lillies reblooming iris
the purple asters and reblooming iris are what usually get taken out by the frosts here at the end of the season.
songbird
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.