The Birds And The Bees
Birds And Bees In Your Garden
Both birds and bees rank high among the important creatures who assist gardeners in their quest for perfection.
Wise gardeners do what they can to attract birds, for they know that they help to control destructive insects in the garden. Explore the ways that many organic gardeners have devised to attract birds and keep them around for as much of the year as possible. Certain plants are particularly attractive to birds, and these species should be kept in mind when planning your garden.
Bees are a must for any orchadist. They will take great care to encourage their presence by avoiding the use of chemical insectides, all of which are toxic to bees.
One of the cheapest ways to control insects in the garden is to get a variety of birds to do much of the work. The best way to attract birds is to put feed out for them all year round. Provide suitable nesting places and keep some nesting materials nearby.
Do not forget to keep a supply of fresh water on hand as they enjoy a bath and a drink, especially near nesting times when mother does not need to leave the eggs or baby birds to search for water.
Sunflowers, cosmos, marigolds, asters or poppies will encourage many weed-seed consumers to remain around the garden.
If you are looking to attract hummingbirds then plant honeysuckle, phlox, day lillies, nicotiana, and trumpet vine. They also love bee balm, which also attracts pollinating bees.
Insecticides that easily drift from spray planes cause great harm to bees, they can wipe out entire colonies across a wide area. For instance, if the nectar that contains poison has been exposed to a bee, the carrier is quickly affected. Instead of returning to the hive, the bee attempts to throw off
the effect of the poison and becomes lost or dies in the field.
meet you on the garden path.