If you want to save your local bees, you cannot rely on corporations to do it for you. While it’s a nice sentiment for Cheerios and Burt’s Bees (which, to be fair, they’ve almost always had a commitment to the environment) to take a stand to support our endangered species (we’re counting down months until this planet is no longer habitable), it is impossible for them to know what plants are actually suited for your own habitat. A while ago, I reviewed a book about gardening for bees, but here are some other steps you can take.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my plants. There’s not much to say, since it’s November and most of the things I planted back in–March? April? I can’t remember–have died thanks to some unseasonably cold and unseasonably warm weather (as well as it being, you know, November). So here are some words on my houseplants.
This is a weird fact about me: when I go hiking (which isn’t something I necessarily love when it’s over 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside), I’m usually watching the ground for mushrooms. I like them and I like the way they look, and that’s why I’m glad I’m reviewing Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz’s book, “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California.”
It’s been a few months since planting those seeds back in March.
A while ago (like, a month), I bought a gardening kit because I was furious about the snow and I really needed green things in my life. When you’re used to grey and white, it becomes something you need for survival. We all want the promise of life after a long winter.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m something of a novice gardener. That said, I have decided to make an attempt to grow some plants, have gotten some seeds to do so, and began reading The Bee-Friendly Garden.
What do you do when you wake up to a snow storm and cancelled classes on the second day of spring?