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  1. Show Off Your Garden
    I never tire of the sunflower blooms. Every year, I am totally fascinated by those large, happy flowers. Here's a nice picture I took of a Velvet Queen Sunflower with a bumblebee on it. I plant so many sunflowers and still, there's never a flower without at least one pollinator on it!
  2. Veggie Gardener Helpful Hints
    Bees are sometimes regarded as a menace in the backyard. They can buzz around you becoming annoying or possibly even sting you if you get them mad. The truth is that bees are very important to the productivity of your vegetable garden. Bees are the number one pollinator in the U.S. You can work...
  3. Veggie Gardener Helpful Hints
    Yesterday I posted about the decline in bee populations, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss one easy task you can do in case you are not getting many bees visiting your garden. You will know real quick if bees are not coming around. Ever noticed a little tiny cucumber behind a...
  4. Veggie Gardener Helpful Hints
    The bee has long been a friend to the vegetable gardener because of its pollinating abilities. The last several years have seen dramatic declines in bee populations - dropping almost 30% from September 2008 to April 2009 in the U.S. alone. This rapid decline in bee population was first noticed...
  5. Veggie Gardener Helpful Hints
    I have read a few debates on the internet about ants in the vegetable garden. Some have commented that ants must be removed from the garden area. On the other hand, I have read that ants do not pose a threat and can be left alone. In my opinion, it really depends on the type of ant. Garden Ants...
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