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Offline 1reb

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Mother Day
« on: May 10, 2009, 07:28:36 AM »
To all mother in the group

Happy Mother's day
I hope this is a special day for each mother in the group

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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 08:15:10 AM »
Thanks a million, Johnny, and I join you in wishing all the other moms here a wonderful day. :)

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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 10:15:03 AM »
A very Southern  Happy Mother's Day !! (as I tip my hat an bow to the ladies)

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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 12:03:44 PM »
yes a Happy Mothers Day to all the special woman out there. :-D
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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 08:33:39 PM »
Thank you all, from the bottom of my motherly heart!!!! :)
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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 08:38:25 PM »
You guys are so sweet. Thanks a bunch!
I had a wonderful mother's day. I got a nifty new camera to take pictures of my bees ;) and a gift certificate to my local garden place where I got lots of nice new bee plants and then my family helped me put it all in the garden.
The best part is that my girls are home from college now so we were all together.

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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 08:47:19 PM »
Hi Natalie

 I am curious as to what kind of plants do you plant for your  bees? Happy mothers day to you! It's nice to hear you are with your family today, mine came home as well.
Patti
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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 09:18:23 PM »
Thanks and Happy Mother's Day to you as well, I just love when all of my kids are togeher, its hard since they are 5-21 and some are away at school and have jobs, boyfriends, girlfriends etc.but we manage to pull it off every once in a while. ;)

I hear people suggest different plants but these ones I can attest to seeing lots of bees on all the time in my own yard.
There are others but this is what I have.
Lavendar
Bee Balm
Borage
Asters
Corn flowers
Bachelors Buttons
a couple of  kinds of Salvia
Anise Hyssops (agastache) this is the number one plant in my yard for bees, they just cover it and I love it too!
Russian Sage (perovskia)
Flowering herbs, they seem to be especially fond of the thyme.
Poppies
Yarrow
Catmint (but they like all kinds of mints) I just bought an apple mint for the fun of it. I am easily amused.
Sunflowers
Heathers
Ajuga
Sedum
Coneflowers
Globe Thistle
Cosmos
Clematis
Geraniums
Butterfly Weed

And of course clover and dandelions that just keep on appearing. :)

For trees and shrubs I have
Pear
Witch Hazel
Forsythia, they bring in basket loads of that bright yellow pollen
Flowering Quince
Mock Orange
I have other flowering trees and shrubs but I haven't noticed whether they are attracted to them.
Those would be the cherry trees and dogwoods and hydrangeas and scotch broom.I'll have to keep my eye out.
I am not sure if I missed any because I do have other types of flowers but I am not sure the bees are working them or not.
I am going to keep building up the gardens this year, not just for the bees but for me as well.
I like to have something blooming at all times so I try to find plants with different bloom times and stagger them around the yard.
I find its good to visit your local nursery once a week from spring through autumn to see what is in bloom and pick up a couple of plants each time.
Its a great way to educate yourself, at least it was for me.
Learning what blooms when and what the bees like can be overwhelming if you just sit down and try to figure it all out from a book or whatever.
When you can actually walk around and look at, feel and smell the plants, shrubs, trees and see what is blooming at the time it helps a great deal.




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Re: Mother Day
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 08:42:51 AM »
Wow, thats a great list natalie! and I know what you mean about the kids, I have one in University and another going in the Fall. They are great and try to be home on special occasions.

I have the lavender, bee balm, lemon balm, rosemary, catmint, spearmint, sage, salvia, oh and a variegated lemon balm. I just started the bee balm and lemon balm and they seem to be taking off really well. I look forward to the girls finding them once this rain stops.
We have some mimosa trees too, 2 really large, the bees really worked them last year, along with other wasp and bees. It seems to be a great source, and they love Fig, it sounds like the tree will lift into the air at any moment once it starts.
Most people consider dandelion a problem, but I love them. Remember blowing them when I was a kid, and I still do  :lol:
 
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