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The Garden Thymes

What is all this Buzz about Bees?

Blueberries, apples, cherries, melons. No, we aren’t making up a new rap! We’re talking about insect pollination. All of these delicious snacks are dependent on insects like bees, butterflies, and even male mosquitoes to pollinate them. Flying from bud to…

Nature Telling us the Time: Pruning Roses

Happy Spring! Are you chomping at the bit to prune your roses, but you don’t know exactly when to unleash your pruning prowess? Don’t just look at the calendar; look to the forsythia for guidance! Forsythia is one of the…

My Garden, My Happy Place: The Antidepressants in Soil

Those of us who are more intimate with nature have long known that we walk away from a gardening session with a wider smile….but now, science is backing it up: a bacterium found in soil, “Mycobacterium vaccae,” has been found…