Brush Piles: I Have Brush Piles!

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Brush Piles

By SongofJoy
November 19, 2013

Very few projects are as easy to do or have as much benefit for wildlife as the creation of a brush pile.

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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Nov 18, 2013 8:32 PM CST
I just didn't know they had a name! Thanks for taking care of the garden critters.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Nov 19, 2013 5:30 AM CST
Glad to hear that, Cheryl. I love my critters, large and small.

I garden for the pollinators.

Dog Lover
Nov 23, 2013 9:00 AM CST
We had a brush and log pile that broke down. Since we had already rented a small tractor for the day from the hardware store, it was very easy to ride over it to smash it down. As a result of our failure to use the logs in our fireplace, our garden then got tons of decomposed wood mulch once we took it around with the wheelbarrow. The wildlife are fine. We left a section untouched for another time and the bigger animals took up residence under our garden shed anyway.
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
Charter ATP Member Sedums Sempervivums Region: Canadian Garden Art Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Xeriscape Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nov 23, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Being lazy does have its advantages...

Dog Lover
Nov 24, 2013 5:05 PM CST
Good thing for us, then.

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