Spring has sprung and I’m not “pollen” your leg!

Spring has sprung here in West Michigan even though this week the weather doesn’t feel like it. The bees are ready to get to work. My friend Mike Connor, arborist and bee expert will join me on the https://myflowerland.com/flowerlandshow/ this week to discuss early pollen sources like Red Maples and Skunk Cabbage now in bloom! As an added bonus guess what? The Snowdrops are in bloom! Photos courtesy of Mike Connor. Mike’s website is https://honeytreenursery.com/

Skunk Cabbage can provide heat and “bee” an important early pollen source for bees or other pollinators. 
Skunk cabbage has green cabbage like leaves and a rotten smell when leaves are crushed.
Galanthus or Snowdrops make their early spring appearance! Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring and can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalized. 
A very important early pollen source the Red Maples are in bloom!
Red Maple in bloom

 

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