Bees work hard! Think about these facts the next time you see a bee.
Honeybees visit 2,000,000 flowers to make a pound of honey.
A hive of bees flies 55,000 miles to bring us a pound of honey.
The average worker honeybee makes 1 1/2 tsp of honey in its lifetime.
This is one of those plants that I don’t really pay attention to and its pot gets stuck in a corner most of the time. Then one day it will explode with blossoms and I’ll find it in the yard, like a gift I wasn’t expecting. I snapped this picture this morning. These are a beautiful color with such perfect detail, but I guess that pretty much describes all flowers, doesn’t it?!
UPDATE 4-28-09: I logged into email this morning after putting up this entry last night and found this informational article about this flower. And now I know the name of my particular plant – ‘Lady Scarborough.’ Read here for more info….
They’re out there so it helps to know all you can about your nemesis.
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Snail info sheet
I spent the day walking the Pt Loma Garden Tour. It was 16 gardens and even a couple of home interiors – a little over 3 miles of walking within sight of the ocean at Sunset Cliffs. It was a beautiful day and I got a lot of pictures of ideas I saw as I walked. I enjoyed seeing how people used their hillsides creatively. We don’t have much in the way of hills in Coronado so it was interesting to me. This corner house did a great job of filling their little hillside in a very functional way.
One house was very environmentally conservative with solar panels and rainwater collection. I liked their raised beds.
One of my favorites on the tour was a house with a large koi pond in the back yard. Lots of fish and some turtles, too. There was a private sitting area in the corner of the yard that was nicely done.
All-in-all, a nice day but my feet hurt!
Coronado’s Street Tree Committee will have an Arbor Day tree planting on Saturday, April 25, 9:00am at Spreckels Park.
This annual event is an opportunity for community members to learn about proper tree planting techniques, tree care and to participate in the planting of trees around Coronado. Come prepared to work!
I found this the other day when I was web surfing and I thought it was a helpful. One of the problems I have is figuring out how much I can plant in a bed but this link provides a tool that is a good guide for vegetables in a raised bed. I laid out one bed on the interactive page and printed it out. Not only did it show me the layout of the plants I have picked, it also printed out instructions for each of the vegetables. Check it out!
Kitchen Garden Planner
The San Diego Floral Association is considering offering a series of 3 floral design classes and they are trying to gauge interest. If this interests you, call 619-232-5762. You will not be obligated to enroll if you call, they are just trying to figure out the level of interest.