I love the May garden. Everything is so lush and and green.
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Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Macro bee video, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Raised beds, Tower of Jewels, Videos, tagged bee-loving flowers, Bees on echium, bees on Oregon Coast, bees pollinating turnip flowers, bombus melanopygus, Bombus vosnesenskii, echium pininana, Flor Braier, Foxgloves, Greenworks garden cultivator, Lobelia fistulosa, natural beekeeping, organic gardening, Pony Feelings, Wild pollinators, Yellow-faced Bumble Bee on May 10, 2016| 12 Comments »
The new fawn follows Mom to the bird feeders every evening.
Posted in Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Gardening, Poached Egg Meadowfoam, Raised beds, solar water pump, Videos, tagged African Blue Basil, alternative energy, Backyard gardening, Bee Video, bee waterer, bee-loving flowers, Bees and Meadowfoam, borage, Cabbage moth protection, Canon SX-50, Cardinal Climber, drip watering, edible pea pods, Limnanthus Douglasii, Nepeta, poached egg meadowfoam, Solar panels, Walker's Low on May 7, 2015| 6 Comments »
This started out as a garden video, but there was so much excitement today with two swarms happening and bees (from where?) checking out my new log hive. I had to include some video below.
Posted in Gardening, Raised beds, Solar Cooking, Tower of Jewels, tagged Backyard gardening, bee on Laurel, bombus melanopygus video, ceanothus, echium, Flowering cherry tree with bees, solar oven, Steve Montana, Sun oven, Tower of Jewels, transplanting on March 28, 2015| 10 Comments »
It should be raining sideways right now in March, but because the East Coast is grabbing all the cold air, we’ve been enjoying 66˙F weather on The Oregon Coast.
When I proposed using an old bird feeding station on the log hive, Brian Vorwaller went quiet. I don’t think he really wanted to see that old thing on top of his beautiful creation, so he asked me for another chunk of wood.
Posted in Bee-loving flowers, Drip watering, Natural Beekeeping, Raised beds, Sustainable living, Videos, tagged bee-loving flowers, bees on catkins, bees on Oregon Coast, bees pollinating turnip flowers, deer netting in raised beds, drip watering, Gardening, macro nature video, natural beekeeping, nature photography, pussy willow trees, raised beds, Sustainable living, Turnip flowers, Turnip flowers for bees, turnips, vegetable growing on February 12, 2014| 16 Comments »
When we planted turnips, lettuce and kale in July for our winter garden little did we know we were planting for the bees as well as ourselves.
Despite the fact that the Oregon Coast gets about 60 inches (1500 mm) of rain a year, we still are very frugal about watering. Overhead sprinklers not only waste water but can invite plant diseases. We’ve found drip watering works well…but how do you water squash which is spaced so far apart? Over the years, we’ve developed a method that gets the job done with a little effort at the beginning of the season. It’s as easy as playing with tinker toys.
Posted in Drip watering, Raised beds, tagged cloches, Extended growing tent, Gardening, Gardening tips, growing tomatoes in cool climate, organic gardening, Sustainable living, vegetable growing on May 8, 2013| 8 Comments »
We built most of our raised beds in 1996 and ’97. The lumber came from a small sawmill using white cedar that had been passed over by the big timber companies. It was sawn to a full 2 x 10 x 16′ (5.08 cm x 25.4 cm x 4.87 m) It was beautiful wood. We had less personal time then but more energy…lots more. As good as that wood was, it still rots when in contact with the soil. So after 17 years all those 16 beds have got to be replaced. We found this decking material on close-out. It’s not cheap but is supposed to outlast wood. It’s a little wobbly so I had to set the corners in concrete, but if it outlasts wood, it’ll be worth it. We’re trying to replace ONE raised bed a year now. The green one was built last year out of old siding…much cheaper than this one, but won’t last as long.