While working on the new vegetable gardens, I saw this European honey bee getting busy in the crocuses. I watched her for a full ten minutes as she continued her quest to get ALL the pollen. Welcome back, bees!
I’ve been continuing my winter clean-up all week and it’s been so much fun to watch the crocuses continue to bloom. I like to try and imagine what it would be like to get a bug’s-eye view of these little … Continue reading
I was crossing my fingers that the crocuses would bloom while the snow was still on the ground this morning, but they’re not quite ready to come out. These guys were planted before I moved in so it’s hard to … Continue reading
I only just discovered that saffron comes from the stigmas of fall-blooming crocus, and that it isn’t too hard to grow. Here in Park Slope, I was able to find bags of 15 bulbs for about $7, which is the … Continue reading