You may have been told that bees are beneficial and that they pollinate a lot of agricultural crops. Most of the time when people talk about bees, they are talking about foreign honeybees, which were brought to North America by Europeans in the 17th century.
Honeybees are fine, but many bees that we see and call honeybees are actually native bees or flies that look like bees.
There are many other bee species native to Illinois, the Midwest and North America. While they aren’t often discussed, they do a lot of pollinating.
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In this issue our primary focus is on perennial gardens – beautiful perennial gardens. But, of course, no one sets out to …
Good design and careful planning filled this modest backyard space with a garden that meets the needs of adults and children.
A gardening story recently caught my attention. At which point, some of you might ask, “Hey, you’re a garden writer.
Give your garden visitors a splendid send-off this autumn.