Blame the Bird Seed: Good info!

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Blame the Bird Seed

By Chillybean
September 21, 2015

Feeding the birds brings much to our lives. We see and learn from these beauties in a way we wouldn't otherwise. This joy may create some unexpected yard work.

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(Zone 7a)
Sep 21, 2015 6:33 PM CST
This was a good read, and very informative! I started feeding hummingbirds last year, and this year expanded to "regular" birds. I learned from this that what I THOUGHT was safflowers growing from the seeds was actually small sunflowers(?). And, BTW, it's purely coincidental that I JUST posted a comment on another of your posts Sticking tongue out
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Sep 21, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Thank you very much. :D I really find joy in seeing the birds so close. They were my first experience with nature. I started noticing the bugs which is also food for the birds, so began gardening in earnest, since I learned some insects needed specific plants for food.

Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
Sep 22, 2015 6:56 AM CST
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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