Re: [gardeners] Thursday in the garden

Allen Merten (
Fri, 31 Mar 2000 12:42:53 -0600

    The Coral Honeysuckle and Trumpet Vine are definite proof that you are
not a member of the convert the earth to one big lawn bunch.(;-} Those two
vines are some of the best for attracting Hummingbirds and butterflies of
all sorts.
    My dad has just about given up growing sweet corn because of the
squirrels and raccoons. He has an old dog that is almost deaf. I guess the
squirrels and 'coons take advantage of him.
    We have squirrels in the woods that borders both sections of my garden.
I don't know why but the squirrels leave my garden alone. They certainly
help themselves to the black oil sunflower seeds from the feeders. The have
to go directly past the gardens in order to reach the feeders.
    David, are you east of the Mississippi, and see Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds or are you west and see a variety?
    I can tie vegetable gardening and Hummingbirds together too. I was
picking tomatos early one morning in order to beat the summer heat. We had a
heavy dew that morning. I saw a Humming bird taking a bath in the dew that
had collected on the leaf of a sweet corn plant. I had never imagined that
there would be enough dew on the leaf of anything so that a bird could
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
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