Saturday, June 12, 2010

feed them and they will come for lunch

Pat and I garden with our house guests in mind. We do not use any chemicals. If it's not good for the boys, it's not good for the guests. We have a constant supply of food and water. The plants and bushes we planted are good for hiding. It all seems to go hand in hand with gardening.














video video

17 comments:

Bernie said...

Loved the photos ... and your video clips were great. It was lovely to see the ducks out and about enjoying themselves ... and the bird calls in the background of the second video were just great.

René said...

Thank you for all the great photos of your guests. You have inspired me to do the same as doing away with chemichals.

Charlotte said...

Been thinking of you a lot this week, as every where I've been I have seen incredible and huge hostas!! You'll see a few in some of my posts later this month.

hazeltree said...

hi Jim, loved especially the third photo down of the litte chick...very sweet...

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely, peaceful wonderful bit of paradise you have created for yourself and the critters that visit.

Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Kyna said...

Jeez, your yard is like an animal hotel! LOL :)

Is the Wiz said...

I'm so with you on not using chemicals, it just doesn't seem right. not to mention unnecessary and expensive. And to-day, influenced by you, I bought a lovely ligularia przwalskii. Now I don't mind having a bash at latin, but ...

debsgarden said...

It was like a scene from a Walt Disney movie! I also appreciated the overview of your garden. Gorgeous! You have created a peaceful setting good for both humans and wildlife.

Marguerite said...

Sometimes I think a garden is only as good as the wildlife it attracts. If that were so I'd say you're doing a fantastic job of it. What a wonderful amount of activity you must see every day. lucky you.

Meredith said...

Precious fledglings, and darling chipmunks, and sweet little duckies, and squirrels using their tails for balance before the great dive for the feeder. Adorable shots, Jim. I enjoyed this walk through the fauna among the flora you've planted. :)

Urban Dirt Girl said...

oooh the photos are lovely. You get some wildlife in your garden for sure! We get the birds, and the occasional rabbit and the bees and the bugs. I saw a racoon up a tree this past weekend. I swear my little 'pond' is drawing a crowd. :-)

Christine B. said...

Good grief, it's like a zoo down there Jim. I hope the squirrel wasn't going for the fledgling chickadee! We don't have chipmunks here, so I really enjoyed that pic.

Christine in Alaska

leavesnbloom said...

what wonderful visitors Jim

threedogsinagarden said...

Great photos. Love the shot of the bunny staring down the duck and the chipmunk sliding out of the rain gutter!

PatioPatch said...

That baby ?sparrow is a fantastic shot - really enjoyed looking at all the numerous wildlife. How they love your garden

Laura

Shady Gardener said...

You are gardening the way you're supposed to! Love all the photos and the videos. :-) Working outdoors almost constantly these past few weeks. It's hard to get to the computer.

Carol said...

Wonderful post! Yeah to no chemicals! Love all your guests. ;>)