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Being a gardener  in Lubbock is a greater challenge than I imagined, but each year is getting better.
Come follow my progress as I get my hands in Texas soil.

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Joy is for the Birds
I don't know about you, but the "tweet, tweet" of birds is a welcomed sound in my garden.  I do what I can to invite them into the garden.  Watching their antics & listening to their songs makes even weed pulling more pleasurable.

  • The first thing I did, and continue, is add a couple of bird feeders & bird baths in the yard.  I don't even mind that the occasional squirrel has a feast.  In Colorado I placed the feeder near trees so that the birds have a place to perch and/or hid.  I am sure that they appreciate have a little shade too.    In Lubbock I hand feeders on fancy metal "shepherd's hooks."
  • The bird visitors to the garden are treated with fresh seeds & pieces of fruit.  The grocery always has a little over-ripe fruit in their clearance section.  These are just perfect for the birds & butterflies in the spring & summer.  I put out bird seed all year long.
  • I had a service berry tree in Colorado.  The berries are a favorite of the birds in the late fall.  Surely hope I can plant one in Lubbock.
Service Berry Tree

 Joy is for the Birds

  • From time to time I put out a concoction especially for the birds.  Over stale bread I pour a mixture of melted peanut butter and lard.  I sprinkle the top with shelled Sunflower seeds.  After it is sufficiently cooled, I put it out for the birds.   They peck away at it.  It doesn't last long.
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