Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bird Feeder Au Natural

There's a part of me that wants a perfectly weeded and deadheaded garden. I love the look of a formal garden, but that doesn't fly here. We have Ed's stone walls and the perfectly rectangular beds, but we also have my self seeded plants that pop up everywhere. This bed is just outside the bedroom window. Now is the time that goldfinches and black capped chickadees spend their day picking out seeds, chasing and chattering right where I can get a close up view.I wouldn't miss it.

Watching birds in the garden is one of the joys of having it. The humming birds are still here. They will leave soon and the goldfinches will go too, but the chickadees will stay here all winter. The least we can do is make it a nice place for them to be.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Becky! I'm sure the birds love your garden with all those yummy seeds.

Melissa Mayntz said...

This is beautiful, though! I love the cross between formal and informal, and I'm sure the birds just love it. A seed garden brimming with fat, happy birds is just as lovely as one with fat, gorgeous flowers.

Janet said...

I love watching the birds in the garden getting seeds from the spent blooms.