A few years ago I started a small perennial flower garden hoping to attract more birds and butterflies. I've neglected to weed the garden properly this year but the birds don't seem to mind. Wrens, finches, sparrows, catbirds, chickadees and even a few warblers have been having a field day looking through the tangled mass of plants for things to eat.
Another popular attraction has been this birdbath which I made from a terracotta dish and wire plant stand.
To birder thistle refers to a type of seed that many people use in their long cylinder feeders to attract finches such as goldfinch, purple finch, and pine siskins. To gardeners thistle usually means an invasive weed that needs to b... Read Post
This dry spell we had is making a lot of my flowers start to look ragged. The dribbles of rain keeps things hanging on. The butterfly weed doesn't seem to mind. This ragged Pearl Crescent is happy to find the butterfly weed. Another... Read Post