Come December, I am by far the most popular gal in my circle of friends and coworkers. I would even go as far as saying that I am somewhat famous during this holiday month. My family tradition of CookieFest is to thank for my celebrity.
May I interest you in a fine selection of fruit and nuts? Choosing the right feed to serve your backyard bird feeders may seem daunting. This helpful introduction to bird feed is a second in a four-part series on backyard birds.
Late August is a happy time for me in the garden. While some gardeners dread the lull between the July daylily bloom and the September chrysanthemum and aster show, I look forward to the time when migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return. I admit I have an obsession with attracting these flying jewels to my garden and feeders for the entire summer. That quest has left me a bit empty at times but my efforts are rewarded come fall.
In just two months, another August will find me looking for new ways to use all those tomatoes from the garden. Each year I like to find a new way to take advantage of the harvest when there's too little to can, but simply too many sitting on the kitchen counter. Here are a few recipes I've discovered over the years.
"Where are all my butterflies?" is the question repeated over and over on the Dave's Garden Hummingbird and Butterfly forum this summer. Theories are varied with no real answer, however there are clear steps to attracting butterflies to your garden.
What's growing in your garden? Many plants and trees in the garden play host to butterfly larva, or caterpillars. These (sometimes not so) cute critters happily gobble host plants until they are ready to transform into a butterfly. Why not encourage them to do so in your yard by planting host plants and raising the caterpillars yourself? Here's a brief primer on raising caterpillars.
With a dwindling natural habitat, the Eastern Bluebird often struggles to find acceptable nesting cavities. A specially designed and strategically placed nestbox can help in their survival. All you need to know are a few basics.
This is the first of a four-part series on attracting birds to your yard. Part one will examine types of bird feeders. Varieties of seed will highlight part two. Next up is a look at winter essentials for your birds in part three. Part four is a fun look at the Bird Watching Forum here on Dave's Garden.
When you purchase coffee, what factors influence your buying decision? Brand recognition? Flavor? Price? Saving migratory Songbird habitats? Learn how drinking coffee grown in the shade gives rise to a sunny outlook for native and migratory birds in Latin America.
If you're lost for garden design ideas, don't fret a public garden can help save the day! Take a day trip to a local display garden to see new plants and design options you might never have though about using.