The gentle sound of flowing water can sooth the soul, adding peace and tranquility to your landscape. Summer will soon be coming to an end, there’s still time to install and enjoy a water feature in your backyard this season. Here are a few ideas:
Boulder fountains are popular now, or you can go the traditional route. Birds love them and they make a fantastic focal point in your yard. Big or small, a pond is a great way to add a water feature, too. It can stand alone or serve as a gathering pool from an adjoining stream. Add a water lily, some koi and a small bench and you’ve got a pleasant spot to relax well into fall.
If your yard is a sloping one, it can be an ideal place to install one or more streams, where water can gather in a pond at the base, or disappear beneath the stones to be recycled again at the top.
Like these ideas? Let’s sit down together and talk over a few ideas for your landscape – give us a call at 952-467-4111.
What’s New at the Farm?
Summer is a busy place at the Magnolia farm! Our “busy bees” have produced so much nectar this summer, we had to build more honey supers.
If you’re new to beekeeping, a super is a box with 8-10 frames, where honeybees collect nectar and store the processed nectar in honeycombs.
Building the supers, watching and harvesting the honey is a fun way for our kids to learn about bees and how we can help them thrive. This fall, we’ll ship our bees south for the winter, then they’ll return in the spring with new queens!
One of our hens went Broody this summer and now we have some of the cutest little chicks! What’s “going Broody”, you ask? It’s when a hen decides she’s going to hatch her eggs and raise her chicks. There is no exact science to exactly what makes a hen go broody- it’s a combination of their hormones, instinct and maturity. Ours hatched on August 5th and the kids are having so much fun with them!