Honeybees love butterfly bushes. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Keeping garden bees

Judith Adam

My interest in bees began about 10 years ago, when I happened to see a swarm of wild honeybees in ...

A monarch enjoying the nectar of a butterfly bush. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Hummers and monarchs

Garden Making

Visits from hummers and monarchs mark the end of summer, but not the end of the gardening season. The hummer stops here in late spring on his way north, and again on his way back south. I also saw a couple of monarch butterflies indulging themselves on a dwarf butterfly bush.