Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Farms & flowers

Now while I’m not a farmer, even though I have been a gardener from time to time, I’ve had relatives over the years who were farmers. These days my gardens mostly consist of flowers, so this article was right up my alley.

The article tonight is entitled “Why Farmers Are Using Flowers Instead Of Chemicals To Tackle Pests by Fino Menezes over at Bright Vibes. Love the colors!

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Buzzingly

Somehow this summer, the topic of bees has continued to buzz around in my head and so today’s article continues along that theme. As someone who has a family cabin up north in Minnesota, I only wish this idea would spread south to the state of Missouri. Regardless of that however, I’ve finally this summer begun to make my yard more bee friendly

The article is entitled “Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Create Bee Friendly Lawns” by Jordan Davidson over at EcoWatch. Ironically enough, I just took a picture of my first bumblebee up north this summer, which I posted last month in To the north and back.

Buzzingly-

 

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Living on the prairies

As someone who loves history, I’ve often wondered what this part of the country was like back in the day. At least up in north St. Louis, there appear to be 25 acres of prairie land. This according to the article entitled “Prairie Restoration Project is in Bloom in North St. Louis” by Jesse Bogan at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From the pictures, it looks incredible.

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Bees crafting

So today I took back the book Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley, mostly because I thought it’s way over my head. At this point, I need to find a book a little more at the beginner’s level, to learn about bees.

Anyway, after coming across this very interesting article entitled “These Special Bees Craft Nests from Flowe Petals” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, I went ahead and re-requested. I also requested a book I hope will be more what I’m looking for entitled Our Native Bees by Embry Paige. I’ll keep you posted.

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Smell of rain

It’s a phrase I’ve heard before and now science has begun to look for the answer. To begin with, check out the article entitled “Why does rain smell?MIT researchers use high-speed cameras to show how the scent of fresh rain gets into the air — and how bacteria goes along for the ride.” by  Ali Berman over at the Mother Nature Network. Really it was only a matter of time.

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Bloom and doom

Flowers

Okay, I have to say that the title of this article hits the nail right on the head. The article is entitled “Bloom and doom” by over at the Grist. The scary part is that I’ve seen plants and trees blooming since February!? Something’s just not right but, what could it be? Read and find out.

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Spring is just around the corner

It is, I feel it. In fact, I’ve started thinking about what to plant this year in our long awaited garden. Just the other day I found our High Mowing Organic Seed catalog and tonight I found our Missouri Wildflowers Nursery catalog.

Now while I’m going to sit down with the kids this weekend to decide what we’re going to order, I really wish I could just go to the library instead and check out some seeds. This is a great article that I found last year entitled “Libraries Offer Weird Things to Draw New Borrowers” by Greg Toppo at USA Today.

Cheers!

 

Green Librarian