Bees entering the hive
Me, setting up a new hive
Bees have always fascinated me. My father was a passionate gardener and I grew up with 11 siblings tending our family garden and our 32 apple, pear and cherry trees. There were bees everywhere — all kinds of bees. We tolerated the occasional bee stings because we knew that the bees were vital t [...]
Variegated Solomon’s seal, this year’s perennial of the year.
With gracefully arching stems and bright green leaves with white edges, variegated Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’) is a welcome addition to the woodland garden and an ideal companion for other shade-lovers, such as hosta, astilbe, he [...]
Microgreens, about a week old.
Those delicate, miniature greens decorating your chef-prepared restaurant meal may not only look beautiful and taste delicious, they could be an unexpected source of important nutrients.
A recent study reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that microgreen cotyledons, or seed leaves, ha [...]
Can you guess what this is? (You’ll find the answer at the end of the post.)
This year’s Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction showcased the remarkable range of farm products raised, crafted and sold in the state and, in some cases, nationwide. Here’s a sampling of vendors at the show.
These charming characters are knitted fro [...]