flowers, Gardening, Nature

My Secrets to Attract Bees to My Garden

Seeing my orchard and my garden flowering and covered with bees makes me happy year after year. I plant a variety of fruits, veggies, annual, biennial and perennial plants to attract bees and actually all kinds of beautiful birds and butterflies. But this blog post is about bees only, so lets focus on them, yes?

Colorful plants like those of my Mammoth sunflowers do the trick:

I notice that bees love the flowers of my lime and lemon trees, they suck the nectar out of them and pollinate them:

The bees also love the flowers of my palm trees and the bottle brush tree. This spring my palm trees were flowering and attracted hundreds of bees:

If I want a ton of bees then I let some carrots to go full blossom and this is what I got this week:


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Bee Nutrition Facts:

All Bees get all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar and their protein from floral pollen.

Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and carbohydrates.

Gardening, inspiration, Nature

Discovering Mother Earth New Species: Begonia Fulgurata

Begonia fulgurata, a new species discovered in northern Thailand. Begonia fulgurata resembles B. integrifolia, a widespread species in Southeast Asia, in having tubers, erect stem with hairy leaves, and a periodically dormant habit.

However, the new species is sharply distinct in its lamina densely hirsute (vs sparsely puberulous) and with maroon patches and silvery-white veins

“Nature never stops growing, producing, renovating. Nature always wins!” -DRAMACN (Dra. Martha A Castro Noriega)

inspiration, Motivation, Nature

4 Gorgeous Plant Rarities to Make You Smile and Wonder


Interesting Data Link for you to visit if you like plants as much as I do: 

Albuca Spiralis

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Pini Jambu – A watery fruit in Sri Lanka

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Dead snapdragon flowers look like weird skulls

I don’t think I would like to have this particular plant in my farm, especially because in summer I go out at night to the  yard to detect larvas, caterpillars with an ultraviolet lamp, and seeing this scary flower would probably be a deterrent for me to keep on doing what I have being doing for years 🤣😁

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Epiphyte Common

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Cooking, eating, Food

Delicious Peruvian Marmalade comes from…Smile Today!

This bear likes Peruvian Marmalade 😁

…from this gorgeous, exotic and easy to grow plant in your yard, farm or ranch:

Physalis Peruviana known as Cape Goosberry.-

Physalis peruviana is a plant species of the genus Physalis. It is originally from Peru. The plant and its fruit is known as uchuva (Colombia), Capuli (Peru) Cape gooseberry (South Africa, UK, Australia, New Zealand), Inca berry, Aztec berry, golden berry, giant ground cherry, African ground cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, Peruvian cherry, amour en cage (France, French for “love in a cage”), and sometimes simply Physalis (United Kingdom).

Despite its tart, cherry-like flavor, this small, orange fruit is actually most closely related to the tomatillo. It is exceptionally low in calories and contains several important nutrients such as thiamin, niacin and vitamin C.

“The more harm anyone wants to inflict on me, the better person I become.”–Dr. Martha A. Castro N. MD