Winter Is A Season Of Recovery And Preparation
The quote by American author Paul Theroux, who is coincidentally from Medford, MA, is pretty fitting. Not that our Wildflower Garden looks much likes it's recovering from or preparing for anything. But with it looking so brown and barren, it feels more hopeful and optimistic to think that way. And the truth is that it will come back even stronger than last year and this is all part of the process.
It's actually kind of cool to see the jute mesh mat again that we put down to keep the barren ground from eroding. What a difference it is now.
I'll be trying to get all this material chopped up as much as possible to mulch, compost and re-seed our garden for the Spring.
View the entire history of The Wildflower Project on it's blog at: EHS Pleasant Street Wildflower Project help our pollinators Pollinator Factoid: Many insects such as flies and wasps mimic true bees. True bees have two sets of wings. Flies have only two wings. Wasps although they look like are only closely related to bees. Next time you see a pollinator in your garden check to see if it is a bee.
Here is a web site that can help you: Is it or isn't it a bee?