more about: birds

Who Wants to Kill Birds?

Grumpy loves birds. He fills his feeder twice a day. So imagine his shock when he learned that Scott’s Miracle-Gro admitted to selling bird seed tainted with pesticides.

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Burn, Squirrel, Burn!

    Feisty squirrels sizzle and pop after brainlessly scarfing down my red-hot bird seed.   Hope reigns, America. No longer must we suffer the indignity and injustice of watching stinking squirrels slug down precious bird seed day-after-day while our little, winged tweeters starve. We have an answer — one that doesn’t require a greased pole, sliding pole, fall-away perches, […]

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Attract Birds to Your Garden

If you love birds, be sure to read “Beauty Takes Flight’ in the February issue of Southern Living. It’s the story of Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, a beautiful garden specifically designed for birds right in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are some tricks I learned there to help you, the enlightened bird-watcher, attract these feathered friends […]

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Sweet Flowers of Winter

“Leatherleaf Mahonia” Say “fragrant flowers” and what plant pops to mind? Gardenia? Daphne? Rose? Wisteria? Lilac? Good answers all, but there’s one very fragrant plant that’s all but ignored by the public. Maybe that’s because it blooms in winter when only the hardiest (or most bored) venture outside.

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Sweet Flowers of Winter

“Leatherleaf Mahonia” Say “fragrant flowers” and what plant pops to mind? Gardenia? Daphne? Rose? Wisteria? Lilac? Good answers all, but there’s one very fragrant plant that’s all but ignored by the public. Maybe that’s because it blooms in winter when only the hardiest (or most bored) venture outside.

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