Monday, April 9, 2012

Dogwoods and dandelion are blooming and asparagus spears are poking up. Its that special time of spring. In the garden, we are mowing and turning under the cover crops that have grown since the fall (hairy vetch and winter rye). Then we will cover with newspaper and compost until planting time, giving the organic matter time to break down and feed the soil. I planted an apple tree (Pink Lady) last weekend. Will give her a photo shoot soon. Happy spring everyone!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pollen Party

Some bees with dandelion pollen, some with doesn't matter what kind of pollen you are into, the party is ON!

Well....hellloooo pretty lady!

Water? The Ladies turn their noses up at the water I provide for them near the hive. They prefer to alight on potted seedlings and suck water from the soil mix. Good thing we use organic methods!