The Lay of the Garden

Going to great heights in a quest to capture swarms has given me some new perspectives on our garden (literally). Before I took down the ladder this afternoon, I snapped a few bird’s-eye shots of the garden.

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Yikes!

 

The 'Santa Rosa' plum is in the foreground, and Mondo is just peeking out on the right. In the background, you can see last week's hived primary swarm, 'Juniper' (so named for the tree in which it landed).

The ‘Santa Rosa’ plum is in the foreground, and Mondo is just peeking out on the right. In the background, you can see last week’s hived primary swarm, ‘Juniper’ (so named for the tree in which it landed).

 

 

The garden's edge, where with any luck the grapes, artichokes, and lavender will take off this year.

The garden’s edge, where with any luck the grapes, artichokes, and lavender will take off this year.

 

 

The heart of the garden. Yesterday's swarm is hived just in front of the greenhouse (we'll see how that works out!).

The heart of the garden. Yesterday’s swarm is hived just in front of the greenhouse (we’ll see how that works out!).

 

2 Responses to The Lay of the Garden

  1. So much to catch up on, primarily swarms it would appear. You’ve both been very busy that’s for sure and I’ll hope to read back over the past month’s posts in the next day or two and as ever be amazed by your bee experiences. Spotted my first asparagus spear today and thought of you both!

    • Jackie! So glad to hear from you!!!! And glad that your asparagus is finally up. Have your bees swarmed yet? I suppose they might be delayed by the rainy conditions, as well?

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