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Archive for June 2014

I Heart My Lil Red Battle Wagon

My Mazda B4000 turned 20 years old this year!  It came free to me from my best friend, Morgan, when he bought a new truck a few years ago.  Thanks Morgan!  He made a custom rack, shown in photo above holding a 200 lb roll of weed barrier for the nursery.  A couple years ago…

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The Swarm

This is what they look like when preparing to swarm trim.B950FCC6-6C59-4A64-82C3-F7C746F23C60 After they fly in a slow moving cloud to a nearby bush, they start to form a ball around the queen trim.37CC3A33-9232-43AA-A560-3927F150197E Here is a the retrieval of a swarm from blackberry bushes trim.D548CAD9-C428-42F9-8012-2B1203012634

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Restoration at the Nursery

The land where Seattle Native Plants Nursery is located was occupied by invasive blackberry, ivy, and laurel upon arrival.  Four years of removal and maintenance have yielded a landscape now dominated by native species both in pots and planted in the ground. Now efforts are being made to expand restoration efforts to land adjacent to…

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New Hive

Check out the new hive.  Trying to figure out how to embed posts, but a link will have to do for now. https://www.facebook.com/SeattleNativePlants/posts/140539976120998

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