The fall “Show Stopper” bites the dust

There was some thunder and rain last night, nothing too extreme but this morning when I looked out my window, my  Hellanthus simulans  (the swamp sunflower)  was sprawled over the garden path. This native sunflower from Niche Gardens was planted last year and I was astounded at it's rapid growth. I would have been totally … Continue reading The fall “Show Stopper” bites the dust

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The Buzz about Bees – the whole ball of wax

On Thursday, May 21, I attended a talk about creating a pollinator garden using native plants by Dr. Geoff Leister, Master Gardener and Alamance County Beekeeper at the NC Cooperative Extension office. Geoff outlined the major causes that have led to a 40% decline in honey bees since 2006 from CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Over … Continue reading The Buzz about Bees – the whole ball of wax