“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:
JT Atkinson has put together this guide to help you and your garden through the four seasons of the year, making sure the your garden is in top shape throughout the year. Each season has its own set of tasks which can be ticked off as completed making it easy to maintain how your garden looks and also helping to improve your garden. The tasks are clear and easy to understand and can be a great way of introducing younger members of the family to gardening. The infographic can be printed off and hung up in a shed, greenhouse or garage as a reminder of what tasks are to be performed on your garden.