Friday, November 6, 2015

This Week in the Garden: Pollinators and the Fruits of Their Labour

Everything is beautifully green in and around our garden these days, with fresh spring leaves fluttering on all the trees and new growth on all of the bushes and plants.  It is amazing to see how quickly the fruit trees have transitioned from blossom to baby fruit (nice work on the pollination, bees and birds!).  We aren't expecting our newly planted fruit trees to support a harvest this year, but the neighbourhood trees are coming along beautifully.  We will settle for a first harvest of berries, which are currently developing nicely in the new berry patch.

On the subject of pollination, I have to confess that I enjoy bee watching (and occasional photo stalking), and they have been busy indeed with all of the spring flowers in bloom. Look at the load this little pollen dusted honeybee is carrying - it was barely able to fly. We are still building our bee-friendly garden, but I enjoy seeing the honeybees starting to pay regular visits and the bumblebees have recently started to join them in our lavender beds.  With the roses coming into the first of their long season of blooms, things should be buzzing all season!

What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.  Now...I need to get out there and back to work on my new veggie patch!  More soon. :)

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