Christine Nye, gardener and beekeeper at the Shedd Aquarium, will retire after 25 years of implementing sustainable practices at the gardens and planting hundreds of species, many local to Chicago, around the campus.
Today we cut back some honey suckle and planted some goldenrod on a hillside to reduce erosion and attract pollinators. Hubby used rocks to create litter cubbies in the hillside and to plant the goldenrod in. Turned out really well
We planted golden rod years ago, have it growing here and there and everywhere. I don't see a ton of bees on it, but you can smell it when they bring it into the hives. Some say dirty sock smell, I smell butterscotch.