Last spring, I participated in a beekeeping class with the Hamilton County Agricultural Extension Service. Throughout the spring and summer, we learned how to check our hives, and ensure our bees were healthy.
Knowing we would bring our bees home in the fall, I decided to plant a bee friendly garden. In addition to the annuals I would be planting in the spring, my herb garden, and the existing perennials I have, I started looking at other bee attracting plants. Bee Balm, and anise hyssop were added from my visit to our local native plant sale, so I was off to a good start.
Belonging to a group of bloggers, I was asked if I wanted to participate in a giveaway of lupine seeds, based on the book Miss Rumphius. I had never read the book, so after I purchased a Kindle version, I learned Miss Rumphius, when she a child, was impressed by her grandfather’s tales of living by the sea and visiting faraway places.
She wanted to follow in his footsteps. That was all very well, but her grandfather said there was something else she must do, and that was to make the world a more beautiful place. I won’t give the story away, but I imagine you can guess it had something to do with lupines!
After learning that lupines grow easily in the south, when seeds are planted in the fall, I have decided to make my yard a more beautiful place AND make my bees happy.
You can have your own lupine seeds when you enter this giveaway. Be sure to read all the other blog posts for their unique perspective on Miss Rumphius quest to make the world a more beautiful place.
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Lupine flower courtesy of Earth Care Seeds
Now go out and make the world a more beautiful place.