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Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 6:38 PM

I was up at dawn the day after the hottest day, so far, this year. In addition to not having working air conditioning on my main house floor, I was worried about my potted deck plants.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:49 PM

It’s the call I love to get. “Want to chase bees?” my friend David Draker will say laughing, knowing full well I am game most of the time. David has a step up on me because he is retired, something he frequently reminds me of when...

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

I learned a couple of decades ago not to ask. The location of someone’s favorite wild blackberry bush is a closely-held secret.

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 8:03 PM

The University of Minnesota is doing an interesting study on bee-friendly lawns. The idea, according to one of the reports I read, is to identify low-growing plants that both naturally fertilize soil while providing pollen for bees.

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

For the next two months, a little green eating machine will invade your garden and next year, they may be worse.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM

The following are emails from readers about honey, mulching and bee balm varieties:

Updated Jun 19, 2015 at 7:32 PM

For those of you who have asked how you can help pollinators, here is your chance. Dozens of conservation and gardening organizations have joined together to launch a new nationwide campaign, the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 7:19 PM

We drive by them daily this time of year. Missouri’s orange "ditch lilies" were once a staple of European gardens, every part of the plant edible.

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 7:34 PM

The last packages for the season are in. Imagine two shoebox-size wooden boxes filled with 3 pounds of buzzing honeybees. Getting “a package” is one way beekeepers start, and add, bees to their apiaries.

Updated May 29, 2015 at 8:02 PM

My honeybees are at it again. My native wild strawberries have become larger and more flavorful thanks to bees moving pollen from domesticated day-neutral strawberries to their wild cousins.

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Ever since I discovered these very pretty but invasive plants are killing everything that grows under them, I have been trying to remove them from my one-acre hillside garden.

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