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Homemade Bumblebee Nests: Making A Home For Bumblebees

Homemade Bumblebee Nests: Making A Home For Bumblebees

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee. One clover and a bee, and revery. The revery alone will do, if bees are few.” Emily Dickinson.Sadly, bee populations are declining. Bees are becoming few in numbers. The way things are heading, bees and prairies may someday just be things we see in our daydreams.

 Barberry - beneficial properties in the service of health

Barberry - beneficial properties in the service of health

Barberry and its beneficial properties have been known for a long time. It was actively used as a folk remedy even in Ancient Mesopotamia. Let's turn to the facts and find out more about the benefits of this wonderful plant, put it at the service of our health. Why is barberry useful? We are used to seeing this ornamental shrub in the park, forest, in the backyard as a beautiful plant, delighting with branches abundantly strewn with bright berries.

Sansevieria

Sansevieria

The perennial evergreen stemless plant Sansevieria, either Sansevieria or Sansevieria, belongs to the Asparagus family (in part of the catalogs, to the Agave family). This genus unites about 60 species, which in natural conditions can be found in dry and rocky areas of the subtropical and tropical zones of Madagascar, Indonesia, Africa, South Florida and India.

Purple Hyacinth Bean Care – How To Grow A Hyacinth Bean Vine

Purple Hyacinth Bean Care – How To Grow A Hyacinth Bean Vine

By: Susan Patterson, Master GardenerA vigorous ornamental annual vine, purple hyacinth bean plant (Dolichos lablab or Lablab purpurea), displays beautiful pinkish-purple blossoms and interesting reddish-purple pods that grow to be about the same size as lima bean pods. The hyacinth bean plant adds loads of color and interest to any garden right through fall.

Beans: planting and care in the open field, growing from seeds, how to store

Beans: planting and care in the open field, growing from seeds, how to store

Garden plants Published: Last revisions: The plant beans (lat. Phaseolus) belongs to the type genus of the legume family, which includes about 90 species growing in warm regions of both hemispheres. From the Greek, phaseolus translates as "boat, boat", apparently because the beans are shaped like a boat.

When Potted Plants Are Too Wet: How To Avoid Overwatering Of Container Plants

When Potted Plants Are Too Wet: How To Avoid Overwatering Of Container Plants

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistEven the professionals may have trouble determining the exact water needs of a plant. The results can be disastrous due to the stress from over or under watering. Overwatering in potted plants is of the most concern, as they are in a captive habitat. Nutrients are washed away and mold or fungal issues may develop with overwatering.