Birds in the Garden · Garden Design

Keep birds happy and healthy in winter.

Birds that decide to stay put instead of wintering in warmer haunts need our help to thrive in the cold weather ahead. In return for food, shelter and water, they repay our generosity with their songs, color and entertaining exploits. A bird-friendly garden is planted in layers. Large evergreens and shade trees form the top… Continue reading Keep birds happy and healthy in winter.

Perennials

Columbines may look delicate, but they are tough!

It won’t be long before columbines will be blooming in my garden again. They start to bloom just in time to nourish returning hummingbirds famished from their long journey back to my garden. Botanically named Aquilegia, there is no mistaking columbines. Distinctive, spurred, bell-shaped flowers in a wide range of colors from soft, pleasing pastels… Continue reading Columbines may look delicate, but they are tough!

Birds in the Garden · Garden Design

February is National Bird Feeding Month.

February is a difficult month for birds. It is especially important to keep feeders filled as natural sources of food, feasted on for months, become scarce. Birds keep me entertained all winter as they flit and frolic from feeder to feeder. While I may spend more time watching birds in the winter, they bring color… Continue reading February is National Bird Feeding Month.