Who cries when a tree is cut down? Yep it’s me. Today I say goodbye to the silver maple. It is so hard to make a decision about cutting down a 40 year old tree. Its been ailing for a very long time. Every big wind some large limb comes down. And still, I have… Continue reading The silver maple comes down, well mostly
Who wouldn’t want to see a huge stinking bloom? The Denver Botanic gardens tweeted on August 6 they had another corpse flower ready to bloom. Thinking we had time we waited until the next day to see it… But the bloom had already passed. Little stinker seen below had already begun to fold up shop.… Continue reading A little late for little stinker
Last year a bee colony moved into a flicker nest in the silver maple. I had worried they wouldn’t last over the winter not knowing how deep the hole in the tree was. So I was happily surprised this year when the hive came to life in spring with so many bees! In early June… Continue reading The Bee Colony Splits
We went through quite a cold snap in early November, hitting record lows of -14 degrees farenheit. I don’t know if the bees survived as they have little protection in the flicker’s tree nest. If the y managed to survive the bees may not have enough honey to keep them for the winter. This… Continue reading Need to feed the bees
The other day I was browsing my favorite plant catalog, High Country Gardens and read they have collaborated with Audobon Rockies and Plant Select to participate in the Habitat Hero project aiming to restore bird habitat and promote wildscaping. Lauren Springer Ogden created a pre-planned garden that provides food for birds. While this garden has… Continue reading Can I be a Habitat Hero?