Monthly Archive: January, 2014

No Loud Farting Please: Planting Lovage

I thought a lot about what to choose as the final perennial vegetable for this month’s look at perennial vegetables.   I was all set to feature the Jerusalem Sunchoke, until I read… Continue reading

Good King Henry (Not the VIII)

Although we’re nearing the end of January and our look at perennial vegetables, I’m going to try to fit in a few more.  Today’s perennial is Good King Henry.  My criteria for choosing… Continue reading

Pin-Up Girls: Blue Orchard Bees

These pretty girls are great pollinators. In recent years, the blue orchard bee (BOB) has become established as an alternative orchard pollinator in North America. With a strong preference for fruit trees, BOBs… Continue reading

December Wind-Down (Re-Post)

Before I move on to next month’s dirty word, I wanted to leave you with a few points to ponder. December was dedicated to pollinators; first, the bees, and now the hummingbirds, because… Continue reading

The When: Hummingbird Feeding Times

Let’s get straight to the point; here are the feeding guidelines: When to Put Out The Hummingbird Feeder.  Northeastern and Central United States and Canada – April or May; Southeastern United States –… Continue reading

The How: Hummer Feeding

First, the No-No’s Never add red food color to sugar water Never use commercial mixes that have red dyes. Nectar in flowers is clear, and red food coloring may be harmful for hummingbirds.… Continue reading

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