spring share 88

soft and delicate
spring season almost over
flowers replaced by growing fruit
colour never ends


Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) may 2015 – @Leuven (be) Botanical Gardens – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_1718

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19 thoughts on “spring share 88

  1. Bert, I just came on by to really thank you for being so kind to me. Just the thought of bringing harm to bees made me so upset. I am very grateful to you for telling me the truth about the bees, and then being understanding of my mistake. I’ve been trying for years to go green in my gardens, but at times, it is nearly impossible. Mankind has really harmed our earth, and we who struggle to make a difference, really struggle to do so. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

    • you are welcome, Amy. It is difficult to do any gardening without upsetting nature. Trying to grow something with your own hands soon leads to the discovery that nothing should ever be taken for granted. That is a wonderful realization. But sometimes it makes me sad 🙂 — (((((((((HUGS)))))))))

      • I know exactly what you mean, Bert. I’ve been gardening for many years now, and still do not have it all smooth around the edges. I’ve now gone to the extent when I dig in the dirt to really intend not to hurt the earthworms. And when I do upset them in the dirt, I really try to put them back in the same location as when I first found them. The LIFE just in the dirt amazes me, and yes every time I do dig I upset something. Today again I continue putting flowers in the ground, very carefully. And I have some Roses that have begun to open which I plan on capturing then cutting off the bush. Peeps need to just try a hand at gardening to understand the great challenges all aspects of it holds. ❤

    • thank you, Bela.
      that pinkish membrane might not be a seed, but the remnants of the protecting veil over the bud … this growing tip is attached to last year’s branch, and will become ‘more branch’ this year. After next winter the same thing will happen again … hopefully 🙂

  2. Bert, you were absolutely right about what I sprayed on my Roses will kill bees. I do not know what to do other then dig up all my Roses to save the bees. You have no idea how Heart sick I am over this. I took the word of a horticulturist without doing my own research, and now I have a real mess on my hands. Here I am doing all I can to save the environment … and now have poison that will kill bees. OMG!
    https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/between-a-hard-rock-and-a-hard-place/

    • there are other solutions, for protecting the bees after spraying, as I mentioned in my other comment. Do not feel too bad about it. Pest control is always an effort in trying to rebalance an already broken equilibrium. Bees are part of a collective, and those collective hives will survive … you can temporarily protect the bees by putting mosquito-net material around your roses for about 2 weeks, or in a worst case, cut of the rose-flowers and put them inside in a vase …

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