The Lessons We Can Learn From The Honey Bees On Family And Community

By Jannie Vaught As the year 2021 starts I often find myself looking forward to all the possibilities ahead. One has been to become acquainted with the Honey Bee. I have observed them and watched them pollinate my garden and flower beds. And fly away to unknown locations, but always happy to have them visit. What got me wanting to understand the bee was watching … Continue reading The Lessons We Can Learn From The Honey Bees On Family And Community

How To Help Pollinators This The Winter

By Jannie Vaught Yesterday afternoon I was enjoying a stroll through our back garden and now leafless fruit trees and I noticed that there were wild or feral bees going after some outdated fruit jam I had placed in a dish for the 4 chickens who live in my back garden area. They were eating like they were starving! Maybe they were as this early … Continue reading How To Help Pollinators This The Winter

Butterfly The Canary In The Coal Mine

By Jannie Vaught The National Butterfly Center in Mission Texas is a 100-acre wildlife center and native species botanical garden dedicated to the conservation and study of butterflies. Since many butterfly plants support bees also. Take a moment and go to their web site. www. nationalbutterflycenter.org. for all the latest and up to date information you can wish to find. They say the butterfly is … Continue reading Butterfly The Canary In The Coal Mine

Pollinators Are High On The List This Season

    By Jannie Vaught     And for this gardener, it has been a high priority for building and growing habitat for them. Here’s what we all can do to help our pollinators survive and thrive. As you plan your gardens make sure there are many flowering plants that are blooming well into the fall. Plant native plants and even grasses that sustain places … Continue reading Pollinators Are High On The List This Season

The Days Of Spring Are filled With Work and Wonder

By Jannie Vaugh Wonder and beauty for all the flowers and garden plants breaking into the sun and the next wonder. I wonder what the wacky weather is going to do now! First, let’s take a look at the Native flowers and grasses that are blooming. For a good reference online go to uswildflowers.com Texas. And Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Although we are Bluebonnet focused … Continue reading The Days Of Spring Are filled With Work and Wonder

Pollinators Are Getting By With A Little Help From Their Friends, The Gardeners

By: Jannie Vaught Pollinators are in trouble especially in built up cities. It is up to the urban residents to provide nectar, pollen, and nesting options. Our native bumble bees are among our most important pollinators and they thrive in urban and suburban environments. Research has counted around 50 other types of Bees, carpenter bees, leaf cutters, borer bees, mason bees, sweat bees just to name a few … Continue reading Pollinators Are Getting By With A Little Help From Their Friends, The Gardeners