Featured Flower: Obedient Plant

The Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), or False Dragonhead as it is also commonly known, is a native plant to Eastern Canada and the United States. The common name - obedient plant - comes from the fact that if you gently push the flower into a different position it will stay there as though it is... Continue Reading →

National Honey Bee Day

Yesterday - August 17th - was National Honey Bee Day. Okay this is in the USA but, hey, I think honey bees are worth celebrating so I'm considering it a day here in Canada too! So with that in mind I packed up the 3 kids for a day of honey bee adventuring. And how... Continue Reading →

Hive Check: Week 3

Another week flew by like a high speed bullet train. I can feel it - the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, summer is winding down. But another week gone by meant I could get out and check my hive again - something that I find myself really looking forward to as... Continue Reading →

Raising Monarchs – Part 1

Last weekend I received a message from a woman in my town, who may just be as passionate as I am when it comes to protecting our pollinators. She wanted to know if I would be interested in raising monarchs. Ummm - yeah! Count me in! This is something she has been doing for years,... Continue Reading →

Hive Check: Week 2

I went yesterday afternoon to check on my hive - my feelings were a mixture of excitement and trepidation as August kicks into full swing and the clock ticks down on ensuring my colony is strong enough to survive the winter. So as we pulled up on the lawn beside my hive I was relieved... Continue Reading →

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