Observe Nature… that’s the class title for a class I’ll be offering later this year. But for now here is such a great example. That heavy spring snow bent the lower branches of the black currant down to the ground. With the thaw, and melt, the snow got heavier and pushed them into the mud… where they will be establishing roots, making baby currant plants that can be carefully collected and transplanted. The bumble bees and tiny wasps coming out of hibernation will thank you by giving you a beautiful, heavy harvest of rich, dark currants next year.
I am hoping to have some for you to start your own currant patch this fall… then you can sip your homemade creme de casis with seltzer in the summer or by a winter fire ….
2 responses to “Observe Nature: Currant Patch and Bumble Bees”
I love this! I’m super excited to have my own currant patch soon!
You are a star, Christine! Thank you so much for the great energy! Projects at The Refuge coming soon!