The Urban Buzz

JCB-45 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar This Beekeeper is Sweet on City Streets   Photographed by Kindra Clineff When beekeepers open a hive, they always check on the queen bee to make sure she is laying and in good health. An extra set of eyes proves invaluable in the search, and sure enough, Ariane points her out.   Ariane smokes the bees to calm them before Jean-Claude removes the propolis (which he uses to make tinctures) from the hive. Jean-Claude is among a growing number of beekeepers turning...

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When the Primrose Path Goes Oceanside

primroseheader Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar Photographed by Tovah Martin In Neil Jorgensen’s Kittery garden, primroses take spring by storm   Neil seeks out rarities. Although P. kisoana is generally magenta, he found a whisper pink version for his garden. Primula sieboldii comes in a broad range of colors; Neil has coupled this blue bloomer with Trillium and variegated Hosta. Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ blooms at the same time as polyanthus primroses and the P. sieboldii collection, resulting in a great seaside combo. Neil is selecting for the...

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