22 Jun 2019
honey bees

Reinvigorating Peninsula Landscapes with Rescued Honey Bees

Bees at FrogsBarehanded Tim Dauber grasps a miniature statuary bench with a pair of garden frogs attached. His crewmate records him shaking the bench up and down, causing hundreds of honey bees to fall out from inside one of the frogs. When Dauber, owner of Bee Friendly, San Jose area honey bee relocation experts, showed up to the job the one frog wore a jacket made up of bees. He estimates two pounds of bees called the hollow frog-shaped home. The slo-mo recording posted to Bee Friendly’s Instagram website grabbed 830 views inside of a week. From the viewers’ perspective, it looks like the frog is pooping bees. “There’s just so many bees coming out of its behind,” says Dauber.

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03 May 2019
Day bed

7 Landscape Design Elements for the Perfect Garden Retreat

Imagine stretching out on a chaise lounge chair under a big blue sky, to soak in the sun’s warmth or relax with a good book. No, you’re not at an all-inclusive resort, but your own backyard. For Astrid Gaiser, a San Francisco Peninsula Landscape Designer, the beach and swaying palm trees denote vacation, so she created a tropical oasis in her backyard. For many of her clients, the tamer Mediterranean and California native landscapes bring on vacation getaway vibes. To achieve sustainable and vibrant outdoor living spaces fit for an all-year staycation garden retreat, Gaiser loves to incorporate the following elements into her designs.

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