All-in-all, it’s sad that we have had to come to this. But I do give major kudos to the state for finally doing something to support our natural critters, even if it had to involve money.
The Smithsonianmag.com email that I recently received posted this new report:
Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Grow Bee-Friendly Lawns
It’s part of their “Smart News” series which I love reading.
We try to do as much as we can and promote others to do the same, in all ways natural. We saw our first Bumble Bee of the season just a week ago. It was having a hay-day on our Honeysuckle. I could not get close enough (or get it to slow down enough) to see if it is a “Rusty” or some other species. I just loved that it chose to visit us. The stupid boxer, Pig (yes that is his name) dog, spotted it and thought it was worthy of chasing – idiot! Caught him snapping at it, so I had to chase him off of it. His is supposed to be a smart breed, yet I constantly catch him doing really stupid stuff?!
I had a wonderful, beautiful wandering thought. What if everyone in the world grew flowers? They could be as simple as a single Daisy in a pot, or a rail basket full of marigolds, or a ton all over your yards (kind of like our home – we try to put flowers in everything). Imagine not only the beauty but the benefits. Feeding good bugs and birds naturally (FYI: I love it when our Humming Birds come to visit our Honeysuckle).
We also love to use companion planting with as much as we can in our gardens. When I initially started learning about it, I was amazed at how many ways you can protect and encourage your own little space of land, just by using “buddies” while you do it. Isn’t it nice to know those good friends work best together in nature, not just in humans?
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