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Georgia Garden in Summer
Georgia on My Mind
- Georgia is home to the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest swamp in North America.
- Georgia is home to the largest sculpture in the world, a carving on the face of Stone Mountain
- Georgia is home to the nation's oldest state funded park.
- Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
Take a Walk Around my Garden
Come and take a walk around my Georgia garden. I am located in a rural area of Georgia, about forty miles west of Atlanta. I enjoy gardening in raised bed gardens and containers. I am also an amateur beekeeper with a few hives of honey bees.
Summer is one of my favorite times of year, and one reason is all the colorful sights. A morning stroll through the garden is never disappointing. There are always some interesting specimens around to examine.
A morning stroll through the garden is never disappointing
Gardens Need Bees
Caney Creek Honey, Carrollton, Georgia. 6 likes · 1 talking about this. We offer local raw honey for sale in the Carrollton, Georgia area. Our hives are...
Chicken litter can be a little tricky. Following the less is more mindset will go a long way here.
A Little Sample of Nature
Day to Day
Many of my flowers are in pots and raised beds. This requires a little extra work on my part, but the results speak for themselves. I water using collected rain twice a week if the weather has been dry.
I apply composted chicken litter in the spring and fall. Chicken litter can be a little tricky. Following the less is more mindset will go a long way here. It is easy to apply too much litter if you have never used it before.
I collect my own chicken litter from our home flock. It is fairly easy to collect by using a bedding material like wood shavings or straw. The chicken poop gets stuck in the bedding material and can the be collected.
I would highly recommend composting your chicken litter for a while before using it on the garden. It requires a little more effort, but it is worth it. Compost bins can be as fancy or not as you want. I built my two from free pallets and some old, rusty tin. They work like a charm!
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- Free Honey Bees
I am a new beekeeper and the thought of being able to catch free swarms of honey bees is very tempting. Join me as I attempt to lure a swarm into my homemade honey bee trap!
Rural area of West Georgia
Get a Buzz
As I mentioned, I am an amateur beekeeper. Honey bees are a great addition to any rural property. I'm sure they do great on a skyscraper rooftop too, but I have zero experience with the city life. I live so far off the beaten path, Bigfoot would get lost out here.
But the bees don't get lost, they get to work. They do a great job of pollinating many of our local trees and wildflowers. Of course, they also provide us with delicious honey. What a great deal!
Beekeeping is a hobby that many avid gardeners enjoy, but it may not be for everyone. It is a somewhat expensive hobby to start. It also involves heavy lifting, working in the heat, and getting stung sometimes.
I will say one thing about the stings, I never remember getting stung when that honey comes flowing out of the spout. Honey makes everything all better in my mind.
What is your favorite season?
Thanks for Stopping By
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my summer garden. I always enjoy sharing the garden with friends and visitors. Yall come on back anytime and enjoy the views.