Archive for January, 2012
During extended cold periods, I also break out the suet feeders. Suet, too, provides a high calorie snack for many types of birds; especially those that prefer to dine on insects. Woodpeckers, flickers, nuthatches, chickadees and titmice will all readily frequent a suet feeder.
If you have been looking for a big begonia that can take full sun, by all means remember the word “big.” Big is a hot new series of begonias that came out three or so years ago.
Below is a listing of printed seed catalogs that I recommend. The seed catalogs range from heirloom vegetables and herbs for the traditionalist.
Maybe you live in a place where you walk all the time, but if you’re like a lot of Americans, you often leave your house by getting into a car and turning the key in the ignition. Switch up on that. Stroll around your neighborhood. Looks different, doesn’t it? You probably will see things you never have seen before. Maybe some things you’d like to change.
Jim Ault is the director of ornamental plant research at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.