1. milkmansdaughter

    All things blooming...the Flower thread

    Hi All,:frow I thought we should have a thread dedicated to all things blooming. This can be a place to showcase your yard or maybe to add pictures of something you want to identify. Which flowers grow naturally in your part of the world? Which ones are natural pollinators? Which ones attract...
  2. N

    Bee project!

    It's finally the year of the bee! DH kept bees before we were married , and we finally are ready to get back into it. He's decided to do a top bar hive, which he will be building this winter. I just ordered the plans, I'll update this thread as the project progresses! This is where I ordered...
  3. milkmansdaughter

    helpful or harmful weeds?

    Hi All, I've got an area over our septic that is really hard to mow because it is very rocky and uneven. My plan is to cut down these weeds, cover it all in a think layer of old hay, and seed pollinator flowers there. But before I cut them down, I thought I'd ask, are any of these weeds useful...
  4. BlackgardenerNJ

    NEW here!

    Hello all I'm a hobbyist beekeeper a gardener and a recent owner of laying hens. I'm interested in learning more about solar energy and canning more!
  5. milkmansdaughter

    Alabama transplant: busy and behind...

    Hi All, I'm new here. I've bounced around the country but am now in Alabama. We're new to homesteading but not new to gardening. We just bought two acres and have pecan and black walnut trees, a fig tree, pear trees, an apple tree, wildly overgrown grape vines. Since October, we've added...
  6. Beekissed

    Flowers on the Homestead

    What flowers do you grow at your place? What flowers would you like to grow? Are there reasons you grow certain ones? Are there certain flowers that just own your heart? Show your flowers!!!! I'm kind of haphazard in my planting of flowers, so no real plan from year to year. This soil...