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Attract Hummingbirds and Bees With These Beautiful Summer Flowers

U.S. native plants: Roll out a welcome mat for pollinators to keep your landscape in balance and thriving Full Story
     Comment   June 26, 2014
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margecoyman
Response to Diana Bier and Hayley Daniels - Black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), depending on the variety can be an annual, biennial or perennial. The variety Hirta, as mentioned in this article is best used in a wildflower garden or meadow, as it can reseed large areas and is amazing where it's wanted and a nuisance in more organized gardens. There are also varieties that behave like true perennials and get fuller each year, but do not spread seeds like the Hirta variety. If you want to use this plant in a perennial garden, make sure you get a clumping variety instead of the seed spreading variety. I've found that bees prefer the clumping variety better.
June 8, 2014 at 7:48am   
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ioswich
I live in coastal North Carolina, near South Carolina border, I'm looking to start a old fashioned garden, as a child it was called grandmas garden,& I thought it was so beautiful, so much color and so many different plants, That garden is gone now but I long to start one of my own, Can anyone tell me how to go about starting one and what flowers & plants would I need, plus a tree or two...I do remember sunflowers and black eyed susans also con flowers ???? Thank you
June 15, 2014 at 12:16pm   
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Bring on the Birds: Natural Habitat Ideas for Gardens of All Sizes

Provide nesting, watering and perching spots inspired by the Costa Rican jungle and watch the birds flock on over Full Story
     Comment   June 26, 2014
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snaffle
I liked this article if only learn different birding techniques and I've never seen a bananaquit before!

I've become quite a birder with my half acre out in the country. There has been a learning curve as to seeds and what feeders, etc. I could type lots and lots lol! I will keep it to two tips from the comments...1) try using safflower seed to keep grackles and squirrels at bay rather than any corn/millet based seed and 2) putting a water wiggler in your bird bath will keep the water from standing and attracting mosquitos.
July 2, 2014 at 6:48pm     
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snaffle
Oh! Ha. I had a party for my bday and my Mom noticed my dirty slider and windows in the room where my feeders are outside of. I told her I don't wash them b/c when they're dirty, birds don't fly into them. :).

I also slant my blinds so there is less of a reflection and put the feeders in places that don't allow them to get top flight speeds. It's working so far...putting the blinds up when we moved in helped too (nothing had been on them).

Love birds :)
July 2, 2014 at 6:53pm     
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Great Garden Combo: 9 Plants for an Intriguing Entrance

Layer trees, flowers and shrubs around an archway to create the feeling of a year-round doorway to adventure Full Story
     Comment   June 12, 2014
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Jan Warren
Garden plant ideas
June 19, 2014 at 6:57am   
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Susan Quatrini
Beautiful garden. Thank you for the info and photos. It sounds like many of us in the north could use suggestions for trees with interesting bark, smaller size, interesting shapes. Ideas, anyone? ( Love the arbor.)
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