My garden champions

4 min readFeb 22
Blue mason bee on an apple blossom
This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC

I just finished washing my bees.

Well, to be more precise, I rinsed the mud off their cocoons, and then I put the clean, dried cocoons into the fridge to wait for spring.

My planter garden, right in the core of a major North American city, includes six apple trees. Thanks to grafting, these trees produce a total of seven varieties of apples, ranging from the spring’s first early…


Recreational writer, collector of antique corkscrews, urban gardener and management consultant to social profit organizations. Proudly Canadian.