Category: Bees

Almost There

Almost There

| December 4, 2018 | 4 Replies

Almost There! I made 17 videos in October and 14 in November, with only the help of my sound editor. Contrast that in the years of Late Bloomer Show, with 20 episodes per year. I’m clocking 60 hours a week between editing, traveling, gardening and social media to bring you up to date on all […]

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Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

| June 27, 2018 | Reply

Plant flowers, attract beneficial insects Some new gardeners don’t realize the role beneficial insects play in the garden, nor, the necessity of planting flowers to attract them for a vegetable garden. I was just out on my back deck observing numerous bees attracted to our tree, which is in bloom. And while they were in […]

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Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup

Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup

| October 7, 2015 | 4 Replies

Lament for a Garden Hat and a Teacup – What is it about the familiarity of certain objects that makes you feel so cozy? (A friend uses the word “cozy” often, and every time she says it, I feel cozy.) After a number of ill-fitting misses in my first two years of gardening, I found a […]

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On the Road: Growing Loofah

On the Road: Growing Loofah

| September 20, 2015 | 9 Replies

Files from the Road: Growing Loofah, third in a series. Ask any five people (I did) and they will tell you they thought loofah sponge came from the sea. Sheri Martin Bulla grows loofah (also spelled luffa) for sponges on a strip of her 30-acre farm out in the country in Hickman County, Tennessee. I drove on […]

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Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1

Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

Extreme Garden Makeover Day 1 – What happens when you don’t plant a winter garden? The self-seeders take over. Kaye gets a start on transforming the winter garden for summer in this episode of “Late Bloomer.” First, we get a look at all the self-seeders, primarily Borage, Nasturtium, Corn Daisy, Wild Arugula and German Chamomile. […]

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Order Borage Seeds

Order Borage Seeds

| April 8, 2015 | 1 Reply

Grow Borage to Attract Bees! Order borage seeds below! Watch a new episode of Late Bloomer, and find out why borage is great to include in your garden, from it’s edible and medicinal properties to it’s bee magnetism! Please watch on YouTube and share with friends. With original music by Jon Pileggi. I don’t know why, […]

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Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

| April 6, 2015 | 2 Replies

February Blooms! ~Order Butterfly Flower Seeds I compiled photos of all the flowers that bloomed in the Late Bloomer Garden in February and put it into a slideshow with a new tune by my composer Jon Pileggi. This latest episode contains a new feature for Late Bloomer, the Garden Postcard! Cross-pollination is the name of the […]

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We Need All the Bees We Can Get

We Need All the Bees We Can Get

| November 22, 2014 | 6 Replies

“We need all the bees we can get,” a commercial beekeeper told me at the California State Beekeepers Association annual convention this week in Valencia, California. I had been invited by CSBA Ladies Auxiliary president Melinda Nelson, a beekeeper I’d met when I spoke at the Orange County Organic Gardening Club in May, to be the […]

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Bonnie is so Bonny: No Neonics!

Bonnie is so Bonny: No Neonics!

| September 9, 2014 | 8 Replies

Bonnie is so bonny: No Neonics! When you go to a nursery to buy plants, do you ever imagine what goes into the effort of getting those plants on the shelves? Last March, I found out when I visited a Bonnie Plants regional nursery. On a cold, grey, snow-threatening day, my brother and sister-in-law were showing my […]

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Late Bloomer – Arts & Ag – Part 1 – Episode 29

Late Bloomer – Arts & Ag – Part 1 – Episode 29

| July 24, 2013 | 8 Replies

Late Bloomer – Arts & Ag – Part 1 – Episode 29 covers Kaye’s visit to Hickman County, Tennessee, over Memorial Day weekend. From locally grown foods and live music to handmade goods, the Arts & Ag Tour had it all! Part 1 begins with a quick stop into Wild Duck Soup Emporium on the public square in […]

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