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Dave's Garden Articles: By Deb Magnes

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Happy Wildlife Habitat (Small Birds in a Small Garden)
By Deb Magnes (debnes_dfw_tx)

Other than pictures, words will have to do. The main thing was this; In creating a place in the garden for them, even in this small place, a peaceful and safe habitat has grown into existence. Once you are marked on their migration map, they do not forget you.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

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One Small & Happy Habitat II - Ruby-crowned Kinglet
By Deb Magnes (debnes_dfw_tx)

"While continuing to prepare this little patch of space for spring, all of the tiny winter birds I expected this season have been present and accounted for. Most of these little guys have made themselves at home, and of course I am leaving the garden gate wide open for some new faces with beaks on them. Wonder who else will show up before spring is here..."

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Friday, September 16, 2011

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Bradford Pear Tree (To plant or not to plant)
By Deb Magnes (debnes_dfw_tx)

Many people fall in love with the rich autumn color and spring blossoms of these popular trees . Yet, if a tree's assignment will be longer than 25 years, superficial beauty may not stand the test of time.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

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The Brazilian (Canna) Skipper
By Deb Magnes (debnes_dfw_tx)

The Brazilian Skipper is 100% butterfly, even though it has been commonly mistaken for a moth. The flight motion of the skipper is usually quick, skipping from flower to flower, for such they were named. They drink nectar from flowers, and skip only in the daylight hours. Not at night when moths are most active. As a caterpillar, they are not favorably recognized. One might even say they are the underdogs of cats. What if all they need is a formal introduction and a little more information? Then all is well...let's just start all over again!

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