Monthly Archives: May 2014

Of Bugs, Blooms & Vittles: Bunches of berries, blessings of bees

By Chandra L. Mattingly Is anything better than a ripe strawberry, warm from the sun?¬†Ours started ripening in bunches just before Memorial Day weekend and already my fingers bear red stains. Yum! This is one of the fruits we wouldn't have were honeybees and other pollinating insects wiped out. We're still getting asparagus, too, and…
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Bugs, Blooms & Vittles: Springing toward summer

By Chandra L. Mattingly My woodland wildflowers are about done blooming but the domestic flowers are coming into their own. Pink blossoms dangle from the bleeding heart, the centaurea's bachelor-button-like flowers are a lovely deep blue, and buds are forming on the false indigo. Between weeding and planting the vegetable garden, I have to remind…
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