In 62 days from this writing, spring will return. Then the buds on my pink roses may return too, thank God. I saved the rose bush with a natural pest remedy made with garlic cloves minced and put into a spray bottle filled with water.

When science tells us that certain chemical pesticides sold at the hardware store kills off bees – they are called neonicotinoids – it would be prudent to try alternative remedies. We need bees for their pollination abilities. Who doesn’t like honey?

Karla Kiefer

Cape May