Welcome! Each week I take a trip around the garden web to see what’s ripe for harvesting (bad pun) and share some favourites with you.
You can find lots more delightful garden-inspired sites here: EXPLORE.
In My Garden
There are no words for how much I love this time of year. Many garden tasks are put aside in favour of time spent watching the birds and zillions of other wild things buzzing, squirming, and carrying on in the garden.
On this day (pictured above) I stepped out on the patio to see seven different species of birds all dining at the big bird feeder. This is rather unusual as they normally tend to feast in groups by species. But this batch of black sunflower seeds seems to be particuarly irresistable and we’re all friends when the food is good.
I only managed to get four birds in the photo though—plus I was shooting through screen so it’s a bit hazy. Can you spot all of them?
Creative Ideas for Impatient Gardeners
- My newest post at eBay (where I collaborate as a blogger) is
Fun + Fast + Frugal Garden Art Ideas. See what you can do in an afternoon!
Here’s the garden sites I’m digging this week:
- Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof shares how to make a DIY outdoor daybed.
- Barb of Our Fairfield Home and Garden shows you how to turn a plain birdhouse into a gorgeous succulent bed and breakfast for birds.
- Shelley of Sow and Dipity creates a nice big planter from pallets.
- Lynne of Sensible Gardening & Living shows herbs you can grow in just one pot (hint: lots!).
- Rachel of Grow a Good Life has some convincing examples of why you should use organic mulches.
- Beth of More Than Oregano did a fabulous makeover of a plain section of her yard.
- Matt of Growing with Plants shows how to grow and train a wisteria tree.
- Heather of New Home New Life shows us how to dry hydrangea blossoms for indoor decor.
- Linda of Garden Betty walks us through how to trim a chicken’s nails. If you hope to keep hens (and many other pets), you’ll need this skill.
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