We just purchased a house with some additional outdoor space, and we are reaping lots of color in our first growing season here! I plan to add plenty to this blog about some of our gardening projects around the new place as we dream them up.
As I have been maintaining our greatly increased lawn space, I have been fortunate to notice more than a few bumblebees in the area. As a gardener, this is definitely a major positive. Honeybees and bumblebees have been facing some tough times. Colony collapse disorder is very real, but not fully understood yet (though there are some possibilities). I don’t know that we currently plan to have a hive nearby or take a beekeeping class yet, but at the least, some of our field will stay as it is. A few more native wildflowers may make an appearance, as well.
(The honey is a bonus!)