September Letter from the South

September Letter from the South
While this letter is being written at home in Alabama, it could be titled “Letter from Colorado”. Mary and I spent August in Durango, Colorado, and not entirely by choice. Mary broke her leg there at the end of July, forcing her to spend August in rehab in Durango (with me staying there with Mary’s brother). On the plus side, if you must break a bone, Durango is a good place to do it, as the winter ski season attracts topnotch orthopedic talent to the area...

Thank You

Thank You
To the many members who helped at the Montgomery County Fair. I could not get over the number of our members who made this event successful. I want to especially thank Jim Fraser and his sons for the tireless work they did, especially in the honey area and the gazebo demonstrations. We take for granted the amount of work Jim does -- both in negotiating with the fair and in overall preparation prior to the fair. Once the fair is upon us, it is Jim who organ...

September Honey Bee Power Plant – Stonecrop

September Honey Bee Power Plant – Stonecrop
Stonecrop – Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude') Autumn Joy Stonecrop is one tough cookie, thriving in average to dry, sandy to gravelly soils in full sun to part shade. Growth will be floppy in too rich soils or too shady situations. The succulent-like green leaves grow in upright clumps. The flowers appear in large, flattened heads that start out looking like broccoli; progressing from green to light pink, then pinkish-red and finally