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Make Your Garden a Haven for Wildlife

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, garden, eco-friendly, conservation, greenliving, protection )

- 937 days ago -
It is the birds, bees and butterflies that bring movement and interest to our gardens, so we need to plant with them in mind.

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Tom Tree (236)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:48 am
Awesome !
Thanks for sharing this !

Thanks Cher, as always, for making a difference

Thanks for posting this

Ruth C. (264)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:03 am
My yard is open to all visitors.

Mary T. (339)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:05 am
Cher - thank you for the article. always trying to attract more wildlife to my yard. found a possum in the back yard yesterday...that was shocking, didn't realize they were in my neighborhood, seen raccoons walking during the day and night but no possums

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:12 am
Our yard and surrounding woods are designed to attract wildlife and we have a wide variety. We do have to be reasonably cautious because besides the birds and bees and bunnies, feeders and water features also attract bear, skunks, porcupines, raccoons, and coyotes.

Katka Oelmann (264)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:30 am
Thank you Cher. Already made it. I have a beautiful garden with butterflies, birds etc. - although my neighbours don't like it.

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:58 am
I love sitting in my garden, watching the butterflies and bees having a feast.

S S. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:08 am
Thank you.

Gvapo T. (22)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:50 pm
thanks cher :)

Christeen Anderson (656)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
I certainly try. Thank you.

Nancy Black (303)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:23 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. Great idea. It is a win-win situation that helps nature and the gardener.

Birgit W. (155)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:48 pm
Beautiful, I just wished I still had a garden.

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:35 pm
I love this time of year, I see all my perenialls coming back and replenish with plenty of other bird, bee and butterfly attracting bushes, flowers etc. and of course veggies! I love watching the wild life come to visit and thrive!!!

Anne K. (135)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:54 pm
I feel the same way as Katka Oelmann. I dug out most of the turf grass around my house and replaced it with plants that provide food for birds and butterflies, etc.. My neighbors all have mowed lawns. ~Sigh~

Shawna S. (45)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:01 pm
Great article. Much information. Thanks Cher :")

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:58 pm
It was. The deer ate all my tulips.

Inge Bjorkman (178)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:43 am
A very nice article, my garden is for the wildlife and plant life
Love and Peace

Sara T. (3)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:05 am
I attempt to do so already in my Cottage garden and other planting sites. I've planted bee and bird friendly flowering plants all around my small planting site. Right now the Ceanothus flowers, Rosemary blooms and the Rhododenrons flowers are favorites of our bees. Later, I have flowers that the hummingbirds love in reds and other bright colors with tubular flowers. We also leave some veggies to go to seed and the bees love those too.

Sara T. (3)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:08 am
I forgot to mention butterflies. As we don't have the full sun here for the flowers they like, I don't get many at my site. I do grow Monarda flowers for them along with Alysum where I can and that will support them or their babies if they stop by.

Dan(iel) M. (25)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:17 pm
Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:28 am
I try to!!! thanks Cher

Diane L. (110)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:42 pm
Most of the advice is great. I don't think suggesting leaving or "adding" stinging nettles is a very productive idea, however. If such plants are such that they prohibit or discourage the gardener from working in the garden, then the garden becomes Unproductive from neglect.
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