Oh Beehive!

By on Aug 18, 2016 in Bees |

My son Rick was on his best “bee-hive-iour” when he noticed bee activity in the overlapping wood panels at the Kentwood Flowerland store. We got some “free-bees” out of the deal with a treasure trove of honey! Bee experts carefully removed and preserved the hive plus isolated the Queen so the whole hive could be transferred to a new location where it could thrive. The whole process was really interesting. Check out the pics of these bees living in the land of “Pollenesia!”

July Butterfly

By on Jul 8, 2016 in Summer |

The landscape celebrates July in its own quiet way with fireworks that go KaBloom! Those floriforous fireworks draw a crowd of butterflies and hummingbirds to our warm and colorful plantings. In general bright colors attract butterflies and hummingbirds to our yards. I read a quote that said a flower is simply a leaf mad in love. How true. Colorful blooms attract pollinators and nectar lovers to our yards. Natural growing milkweed is a fragrant joy to observe during the months of June and July. A Lacecap Hydrangea is a great example with the outer ring of showy sterile blooms that attract the attention for the less showy interior blooms. The July landscape should be a playground for butterflies and hummingbirds and it all starts by selecting the right plants to accent your yard, deck and patio. Remember sunny spaces and some water help in attracting these winged performers to put on a...