With new growth and new flowers, there are many plants that can be used to create beautiful spring containers. Some of the best plants for pots and spring pots are the bulbs of spring flowers, such as daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. Container gardening is the perfect way to say hello to spring and goodbye to winter. At a time when the soil is still too cold to grow anything, soil potted in pots above the ground can absorb enough sun for growing plants. There are a number of plants that thrive in the cold temples of early spring, many even tolerating light frost or light snowfall. With potted plants, it’s easy to throw a protective cover on nights when stronger ice is possible. Here are a few ideas on which flowers to grow for your spring containers.Continue reading “Ideas to Grow Flowers for Spring Containers”
“At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores before laying their eggs. According to the largest study of its kind, access to flower-rich habitats from spring through to summer is key to the survival of successive generations of the bees.”
We have created a simple visual, based on this article, for you to know which wild and garden plants are particularly important to get bumblebees’ colonies started in the spring and seeing them survive through to be successful into the next generation. Check it out!
ecogreenlove started out as a resource for upcycling projects, as many of you might be aware of – but it quickly grew to a full-blown blog that looks at just about anything that can make living greener, more sustainable, and more fulfilling.
Now, I’d like to let you in on a little secret that’s going to improve your well-being while adding more life and color to empty spaces.
Some snapshots from my last two morning walks: cloudy rainy days, rainbow and sunny moments showing the colorful “Krokus” flowers which are the sign in Germany of Spring coming, in theory Winter is over, but temperatures seem to drop a little bit again in Heidelberg. Hope you like them and let me know how is at the moment at your side? 💚
Eating local saves water, but might not be possible 100% of the time for everyone in the U.S., with seasonal vegetables and the need to import things like bananas and coffee. However, almost everyone can reduce their water footprint by drinking local. Here are some tips on how to reduce your bottled water footprint:
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