Birds, Bees and Butterflies

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This garden was one we put in about 3 years ago (time all melds together at this point – maybe it was four years, maybe two).  It is pretty spectacular this year.  All of the plants have matured and I put in a few annuals that Bill brought up.  The best part about this garden is its attraction to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.

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If you are within sight of this garden you can see it is a hub of activity.

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I was thrilled to see honey bees on a lot of my flowering plants this year, it’s been a while.

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There is always something to watch.

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I originally planted this for the color it would give our view of the back forty. When I sit in the Adirondack chairs and look over this garden I realize I planted the perfect wildlife garden.  There’s a hummingbird feeder that I have to fill every few days and I have seen finches in and out of it all day long.

There are also a critters that I could do without – chipmunks, red squirrels and woodchucks.  Although, truth be told, I love watching them too. They don’t really bother anything, they do dig holes all over the place.  If and when they get into the vegetable garden I might have a change of heart but for now I’ll share this beautiful space with anyone that wants to visit.



9 thoughts on “Birds, Bees and Butterflies

    • Thank you. The whole thing really is a double edged sword. It’ll look great next year, maybe the year after that, then I will have to dig it all up because it will be so overgrown. Gardening is a never ending process.

      • I love gardening. I have one bed that is over grown & I can’t wait to dig some of it up & put it in my new beds. Keep up the good work! ~amy

      • The weather has been very cooperative this year. I have a bed that I will be redoing in the next few weeks but have to prepare other places to put the plants. Having perennial beds is always about expansion. I give a lot of stuff away but never enough. And then I also swap so I end up with the same number of plants, just different one. Thanks for reading!

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