Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!

More Evidence of Bees on the rise!!! There has recently been some good news about the honeybee populations, after several years of alarming reports that their numbers have been making a steep decline towards a possible extinction. Numbers released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week show that there has actually been an increase in… Continue reading Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!

Call off the Bee-pocalypse

From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful farming. You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it. Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated… Continue reading Call off the Bee-pocalypse

6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a “native solution” to design whenever possible and the list provided by the author is a good one. Solutions for a continuous bloom time from May… Continue reading 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

Rules to Write By or ignore

Duane Kelly; playwright, author, produce, etc has posted rules to write by from 4 rather well known authors, including my favorite Elmore Leonard. Some really good stuff here. The link to his page and entire post are at the bottom of this entry. Thanks for the info Duane. Eight rules from Kurt Vonnegut 1. Use the… Continue reading Rules to Write By or ignore

Bloody Ivory

The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are killed in Africa every hour for the ivory in their tusks. But while impoverished locals are enlisted to pull the triggers, it is highly organised… Continue reading Bloody Ivory

Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio

Lavender Known as “the queen of herbs,” lavender was Knapke’s research plant for her master’s thesis. She recommends planting this fragrant herb on a slope to encourage good drainage. Her favorite varieties include Hidcote, Blue Cushion, Munstead, Provence and the newer compact variety Lavance Purple. Rosemary Knapke said this culinary herb darling requires some extra… Continue reading Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio