Instructions for making a simple "bee condo." Many of our native bees don't create the complex hives we associate with honey bees (which is actually from Europe). They live solitary lives and either burrow in the soil or make a simple hive in a tree hollow. This project shows you how to create a warm welcome for native bees in your garden.
Coffee grounds perk up compost pile with nitrogen (Jack Hannigan photo by Linda Renslow)
DIY - Four à pain
What gardening zones and frost dates tell you...
Talk to a gardener for any length of time and eventually gardening zones and frost dates will come up. There is often some confusion about what gardening zones and frost dates are and what that information means. Also, there are some things that these tools don't tell you that are important to the gardener.