Gardening is what I love to do in the spring, summer, and fall. Gardening with my grandkids just makes it more fun.
Watching my granddaughter and grandson check the blossoms on the high bush blueberry plants, look for green strawberries, walk the raspberry row, and play and laugh in the yard is good for my soul.
For a while now, I’ve been reading a blog that originates in England, http://greenbenchramblings.wordpress.com/. I enjoy reading and seeing pictures of their gardening projects at home and at their allotment.
One of the things that caught my eye was a hotel for beneficial insects. They showed pictures of several and then photographed others on their trip this month to the Malvern Spring Gardening Show.
We have a bat house, bee block, several bird baths, numerous bird houses, and a large variety of plants to attract beneficial insects already so why not an insect hotel. I enlisted my husband to build us the structure with wood he repurposed from the barn, and I painted some of it with leftover paint we had in the garage. Then the grandkids and I decorated it.
We set it out where the lawn ends and the wooded area starts. Hope you like it because we sure had fun making it.
Now we’ll hang out an open sign and see who stops by to reserve a room.
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event.