Suet, animal fat from around the loin and kidneys of cattle and sheep, is often mixed with seeds, grains, nuts and fruits in a form of a cake, patty or ball to be used as bird food.
I’ve been very successful in attracting birds to my garden and I’ve put bird feeders up to help them over the winter. However I am going away in January for two weeks and I’m afraid the birds will be dependent … Read Article
According to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, pumpkin seeds can be a nutritious treat for wild birds.
Here are a few excellent references and items for gardeners interested in attracting wild birds or raising chickens.
We love Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum) for its lovely white spring flowers, reddish fall foliage and lovely branch structure. A beautiful viburnum that stands out among shrubs. Read Article
Here’s an easy way to give birds some shelter while they eat at bird feeders. Read Article
Do you like to feed wild birds in winter? Follow these tips to keep your birdseed fresh. Read Article
Here’s a miniature hosta with lots of nice cream markings and surprising vigor: Hosta ‘Pure Heart’. Read Article
We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time. Read Article
This shrub stands out because it blooms in mid- and late summer, with prominent, fluffy spikes of flowers, which are also highly fragrant. Read Article
Virtues: Its long, narrow leaves, held in a thick clump, serve as a fine-textured element in the landscape. Though it has a spiky look, its leaves are flexible and arching, not rigid, so they move in the breeze. They also … Read Article