Gardening For Birds


Article by: Ronald Patterson

What a cruel trick the weather , Gardening Soil is playing on us.


A bit depressing for us outdoor , Constructing a Rock Garden types.

Yet, what better time to cheer myself up by writing to you.

Karen is in the kitchen , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy right now.

Pookie (Putta) is leaning on me while I give him some attention.

Who knows where the cats are.

Yolonda is in her room , Flower Shops folding cloths for her mom.

The feeders are busier right now with the nasty weather, , Gardening - Hibiscus Plant Care too bad the windowsare closed again.

Some good news for me............. my mom is back in her apartment , The Old Faithful - Case Tractors aftera few weeks in the hospital and therapy.

I'm a mama's boy so that was a bit taxing on me.

Last week I told you about the yard , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy where I grew up.

My dad passed away 20 years ago, but my mom kept the "Ole Homestead"for another 15 years.

With her kids busy raising families of their own, the yard , The Uses of Compost! didn't receive a lotof attention. Yet, the yard , Gardening Basics: Inspecting Your Soil and wildlife , Garden Water Feature - The Fish Dish flourished.

Mom added a humming bird garden , Planning a Vegetable off the back patio , Buy Cheap Flowers Online and would sit out thereon milder days and summer , Tips for Planting Flower Bulbs evenings and watch her little jewels.

Her birds , Planning a Vegetable Garden would hardly flinch when we moved.

When filling her feeders, as soon as I turned my back the birds , The Uses of Compost! would show as fast as they left.

A small wooded area sat about 75 yards , Miniature Roses from our house. , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening I believe the yardbecame an extension of the woods. , Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) 'White Ball' As things grew, so did the collection of birds , Order Flowers Online and wildlife. , Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO


Remember, where you live makes a difference in what you can plant , A Choice New Hydrangea With Variegated Foliage and thevarieties of birds , Plant A Simple Tea Garden you will attract.

However, planting for birds , Planning a Vegetable Garden will double the number of birds , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One coming to your yard. , Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO

Here is a small list of trees , Bonsai s For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy for birds: Attracting Birds: Trees

Native trees , Gardening Soil work best, though not a total requirement. Some introduced specimens have been around long enough that plants , Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) 'White Ball' and birds , Iris - Species and Care have adapted.

Look for trees , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One that are zone hardy where you live.

Here is a zone map from USDA for North America:National Arboretum - USDA Plant , Quick Lawn Care Tips For Achieving the Perfect Lawn Hardiness Zone Map

If you need some help, talk to your local garden , Find Peace And Happiness Through ing center or better yet - a Certified Nurseryman in your area.

Speak with a professional who can assist in planting guidelines and requirements; such as sun , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy or shade, will a tree , Send Flowers Online tolerate wet feet.

What about fertilizer?


It's a nice day today, how about you and I go for a walk in a local , Create a Hummingbird Garden Habitat park witha wooded area or find us an Arboretum.

Do you notice the canopies of the trees?

Do you see the brakes in the shaded areas?

The lower growing trees , Ideas for Decorating Your Outdoor Patio Area and shrubs. , Iris - Species and Care

Do you see the varieties of ground cover and under brush?

The wild flowers , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses in bloom today are food , Gardening - Hibiscus Plant Care tomorrow.

Can you hear the birds , Landscaping - Put A Pond in Your Back Yard singing in the trees?

Did you notice the chickadee following us as we went down the trail?

I enjoyed this walk with you.

Let's do this again a few more times. Every couple of months just to see whatnature is offering the birds. , Gardening with Bamboo


Remember, now, to start with what you have.

Make your current trees , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 7) - Hard Water and shrubs , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed a focal point for now.

Backyard habitats , Iris - Species and Care take time and are years in the making.

Do what your budget, time, and body will allow.

This is a very important point, so let me say it again here:

"Do what your budget, time, and body will allow."¬Ě

You'll experience the most joy backyard , Create a Hummingbird Garden Habitat birding if you use this approach.

Also, look for sales.

Do any of your friends have snips of bushes you could root?

How about a family member or friend that has a few extra trees , Wicker Patio Furniture or Teak Patio Furniture Look Awesome With Patio Chair Cushions growing in a field?

Ask if you could dig some up.

Explain what you plan , Tips for Preparing a ting Bed to do.

Remember, it is illegal to dig up any wild trees , Find Peace And Happiness Through Gardening or flowers , Wild s on public or private land without permission first.

Make a list of what you have and don't have.

Make another list of what you would like to plant , Working with Landscape Contractors for your new birdscape.

You might even mention to your neighbors what you plan , Gardening - Hibiscus t Care on doing and dare suggest it become a neighborhood event.

I get excited talking to you about birds , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? and nature. , Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) 'White Ball'

Wouldn't it be nice to give back what we get from our surroundings?

Until next time my friend.

Have a blessed week and always SMILE.

Ronald Patterson is an avid backyard , All About Hybrid Tea Roses birder, going back 40plus years. Ron and his wife Karen owned a wildbird specialty store through much of the 90's and through 2001. Ron is also a Michigan Certified Nurseryman. This aids in giving expert advice , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens on birds , Wild Flowers and what to plant , How to Grow Apples to attract wildbirds to your yard. , Constructing a Rock Garden

Ron's newsletter:
Backyard Birding Tips is a FREE weekly publication

add your link
addyour link
add your link to our site

What's Inside bullet1
Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed - If you are preparing beds , Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers for landscaping , Tips On Lawn Aeration For A Beautiful Healthy Yard around your house , Natural Algae Fighters That Work this article should simplify the process for you. I say that because of everything that is written about this subject, some of it is accurate, some of it is just plain wrong, and much of it...

Home Landscaping Etiquette - Is it important to mind your pís and qís when you are landscaping , Water Gardens or grooming your property? You bet, as there is nothing worse than starting a neighborhood feud. You need to create your landscape , Color in the Garden your way, but a little etiquette will make the f...

Great Gardening Gift Ideas - There is nothing nicer than receiving a gift relating to one's passion. If your loved one's passion is gardening, , What You Need To Know About Pruning Bonsai Trees then show your thoughtfulness by giving a gift that will be truly appreciated. There are so many great gardening , Patio Gazebos - Add Some Intrigue to Your Patio gifts that the only...

Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Come to My Garden - Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybirds, can be a gardenerís best friend. The ladybugís bright coloring brings welcomed cheer to the garden, , FREE: How You Can Make a Hypertufa Flowerpot as well as helping with pest , The Flower Garden in August control. Since medieval times, ladybugs have been valued by farmers...

Caring For Bamboo - There is no doubt bamboo , Who Sells Flower Bulbs? provides great versatility in many forms of home , Garden Design: Plant a Woodland Gardens with Minimal Effort and Expense life. Whether it's used as a fence break, in fashion or as food, , The Flower Drying Game - Part 2: Sand or Glycerin? bamboo , Science Can't Explain Everything! just keeps producing the goods.Nowadays, bamboo , Garden Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape has become one of the worlds most popular deco...

Gardening Tips and Tricks for Late Autumn - Preparing for the Winter , Beauty With Indigenous Species Months: Gardening , Beauty With Indigenous Species in OctoberWhen you feel that first solid bite in the breeze and you see the songbirds winging their way south, and the trees , Pruning s and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views are bursting with fire-laden hues, you know you can't be spending the we...

Rose Tending in June - "O my Luveís like a red, red rose, , Is it Really Teak Wood? Caveat Emptor! (Part Two) Thatís newly sprung in June"An extract from the 1794 poem "A red, red rose" by Robert Burns, Scotlandís national bard.Which roses?Do you have any roses , Organic Gardening - The Pros And Cons growing in your garden? It...

Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO - Youíll often hear garden , Weathervanes - Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty! writers recommending the use of Epsom salts in the garden , Green Grass Cutting: Reel Lawnmowers as a general rule. First off, Iím not one of those writers. Secondly, Epsom salts are essentially magnesium so if your garden , Heating the Traditional Way soil is magnesium starved, adding th...

Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat - Anyone genuinely interested in Nature , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good - while perhaps naive enough to believe in its absolute innocence - might think the small, bright fiery-orange beetle that's suddenly materialized in their gardens , Landscape ing is strikingly beautiful , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? and perfectly harmles...

Seasonal Gardening

© 2007 Gardening | Landscaping | Climate Change | Home Improvement | How To DIY | Home Garden | Interior Design | Home Security | Home Finance | Forum | DIY | Add Your Link