Browsing Category : Farm and Garden

Bee Plant: Beach Rose

Since I came to the US many years ago, I spent countless hours looking for rosehip producing rose plants. Rosehip tea is very popular in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It was only when I discovered Dave’s garden ( and began looking at each of their highest ranking online nurseries that I came across Forest Farm. So, for several years,…

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For beekeeper’s garden: Wormwood

Common Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Wormwood is a very pleasantly smelling perennial plant. It is great for making a flea powder (using D.E. as a base). I have used it on both animals and birds (chickens). And some may even try it in their deworming powder for goats (be careful, as it may damage liver). Now, what about bees? Wormwood is…

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Plants for bees

Planting season

I saw large tractors with tillers driving on our country roads the other day: the planting season is almost here… We have vegetable and herb gardens and multiple beds with dwarf fruit trees, shrubs and flowers. For our family, besides, of course, money, food allergies and time constraints, there is also an issue of choosing decorative plants safe around children……

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