Today, I will be digging up more plants to take to my daughter Angie's house. Saturday I dug them for Karen. This little mum growing here may go. Don't you just love this bird church. :)
The pansies are filling in this cement pot. This pot was a gift from me to my mother. But when she passed I brought it here and put flowers in for her.
On Monday this feeder was full. The finches are busy feeding . There's a finch feeding now. I need to keep an eye on this feeder, to keep it full. We have seen the hummingbirds at their feeder. I moved the feeder from the front window, so as not to lure any ants near the house. I know, I know, the bug-man said it was the rain that drove the ants in the house......but this old girl is not taking any chances. :):)
Hope all of you are going to have a fun day. XO
You are accomplishing!!!!ReplyDelete
Here, it has been too cool and windy, to even want to go of doors. :-(
And we don't really plant, until Memorial Day.
But now is the time, to prune rogue vines and get the ground ready! The winds have to stop sometime! ,-)))
Tessa, You have a couple more weeks to go there in your area. I like a breeze but hate having lots of wind...especially if you plan outdoor activities. My daughter needs more landscaping at her house. It has some front flowerbeds but nothing in the back. We need to talk about tress also. They need shade there. You just reminded me. I need to trim on my honeysuckle vine. :) Blessings for a great Wednesday. xoxo, SusieDelete
Those pansies look a picture!ReplyDelete
It's always lovely to see the birds enjoying their feed, and yes you will need to keep an eye out because they can sometimes empty the feeders quite quickly ...
All the best Jan
You are so right about how fast the birds eat at times. Like if it's going to storm or rain they eat more. I love the finches. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I have to fill my feeders twice a day usually...The squirrels and Chippies help themselves..Your flowers are lovely..Always fun to share..ReplyDelete
Thanks Missy. We have a sunflower feeder that Ted has on a high pole that only he can fill it...that's to keep the squirrels from jumping to it. We have seen them shimming up it when it sat down lower. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, the birds you can observe through that bird feeder. This is a cute bird house. I just love birdhouses. I think it's so special that you are filling your mother's cement pot with purple pansies, as it's her favorite color. Have fun at Angie's house. I'm off to visit a friend - we get together once a week, and just talk and pray and talk some more. :)ReplyDelete
Sheri, We love feeding the song birds and watching them...seems the starlings are trying to take over...so I am only feeding the finches and hummingbirds out front. Ted had to fill the back feeder. I think Mommy would be pleased to know I think of her when I plant flowers in her little pot out here. Blessings, love you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Love the bird church and the pansies in your mom's cement pot. It seems like those little ants come in every year about this time. I don't like heavy winds either. And we've only had one hummingbird so far.ReplyDelete
Hi Nonnie, I saw a hummer flying around the front window, My husband saw one feeding. But I miss have their feeder where I can watch them all the time. Blasted ants anyways. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I was so surprised to see flashes of yellow in the trees behind us here at our new home. Not sure if they're goldfinches or something else.ReplyDelete
I love the sweet bird church!
Dewena, I hope it's finches or even something prettier. Like warblers. I love watching the finches. They are so pretty. Blessings, xoxo, susieDelete
My bird feeding season began and ended in a week's time. I'm just not a hummingbird feeder. I forget to make the syrup and you have to be careful about ants. The other day I forgot I was cooking the syrup and almost made hard crack candy! I never use bird seed. It's too hard to keep bird seed dry here. I did put out some suet but the squirrels and starlings got that. I hung up a woodpecker block but the squirrels found it. I bought a very neat whole peanut feeder but the squirrels tore up my patio and left shells everywhere. They dug up my pot plants and scampered and played on my upholstered furniture. Yesterday I took everything down.ReplyDelete
I love violas and have planted several bunches of those.
Hi Linda, I love to feed the birds...but some of the store nectars aren't very good either, they will mold. I do the boil water/sugar for hummers. The darn starlings have pretty much taken over the front trees..I do not like them at all. So I have not been feeding them to well. Squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks...just plain make me crazy. They are pests. You maybe able to enjoy the neighbor's birds. Let's enjoy our flowers...if the rabbits do not eat mine. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, you have a wonderful "green thumb!" I wish you'd come and plant in my yard.:-) xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, I am not the gardener I wish I could be. After taking some mums and pachysandra to my daughter and helping plant it...I was wore out. This morning I had the heat pad on my shoulders. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Your yard is pretty. Love all the pansies in the planter. Hope you get to see lots of birds.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I love most all birds but those nasty starlings..why couldn't they just be pretty or at least sing a nice song.LOLDelete
Blessings, xoxo, Susie
It all looks so pretty!!! We have purple finches! Yours are so much prettier!ReplyDelete
Linda , we have purple finches, that are actually kind of red. The golden finches do have beautiful colors. the females are more pale green while the males are yellow and black. Hope you are doing well this evening. xoxolove you, SusieDelete
I saw my first hummingbird a few days ago. I really need to get my "nectar" ready and hang out the hummingbird feeder. I love your finch picture. They have such beautiful sounds. -JennReplyDelete
Thank you Jenn, I do love seeing the birds. I have seen cardinals, finches and blue jays at the same time...such color. Hope you get some hummingbirds. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I think I spotted an oriole yesterday but I didn't have my camera! Lovely photos, sweet Susie!ReplyDelete
I keep hearing an oriole around here, I put our grape jelly and orange slices and have yet to see them on the feeder. Hope yours stay. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The finches sure keep me busy filling the feeder and the cardinals and other birds are easy my sunflower seeds as fast as I can put them out! The stinkers cost money to feed but they are worth it, I love to watch them.ReplyDelete
I love the pretty pansies and the bird church!
Cheryl, Ted and I always tease that our birds need to get a job. It's not cheap to feed them, but they do entertain us. I enjoy seeing your pictures. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I have not seen hummingbirds here yet. We have seen a lot of finches. I do love the pot with pansies and the little church bird house. xoReplyDelete
Mildred, I need to get more food for our hummingbirds. I got a new feeder too. The finches tweets are cute. I love hearing them.Blessings, hope all is well. xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, Love all your plants! I haven't put feeders out too much because we get Grackles who kill all the small birds. I have two bird houses and in one the Sparrows built a nest and there are four eggs in it. I didn't get any hummingbirds last year, so didn't put up the feeder this year-would rather plants flowers to draw them here.ReplyDelete
Have a great Friday!
Noreen, I think that's what is taking over here...I keep thinking they are starlings..but They are black and only squaw...can't sing worth a hoot. I hate them...they eat all the food. We are not putting out suet and I hesitate to fill the feeders. The finches eat thistle seeds and the hummers eat nectar...so I will do those. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love the pansies that you plant in honor of your mom. And I had to fill our finch feeder too. They really go at it! I don't have a hummingbird feeder up yet, but thanks for reminding me. Isn't spring wonderful! I love all the flowers and birds and bees!ReplyDelete
Judy, The finches eats lots it seems. Our hummingbird season is May to Oct. here. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Finches are so adorable. I love to watch them. I'd like to put up a hummingbird feeder, but just not sure where to put it. I do get hummingbirds with certain flowers. At least I did last year. We'll see what happens this year. Have fun! Hugs, NancyReplyDelete
Hi Nancy, If you put a hummingbird feeder out ....they will find it most often. Just keep the nectar fresh...you may want an ant trap over it. It's a cup holder that you put water into, so the ants don't contaminate the nectar. Good luck. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete