This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Friday, May 11, 2007

garden centers bird nests

Bonny's flowers Bonny's tables
eggs pot with nest
I like to buy my plants from small local garden centers. I've been enjoying looking for vegetable and flower plants for my gardens - especially interesting heirloom tomatoes. I also like looking for birds' nests at the garden centers. Three times now, I have found one hidden in the plants somewhere. The photo above is a nest of robin eggs I photographed this morning.

garden birds (Hortus Aves)



Blogger Kathy said...

I've never seen a bird's nest at a garden center before. Clearly, I'm looking at the wrong garden centers! I love the wee robin's nest.

May 11, 2007 6:05 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I've found three. I watched a song sparrow fledge 5 chicks two years ago in a columbine pot and found a nest being built by a sparrow (I think) in some annuals last year. I suppose I've been to 50 million garden centers, so its really not a very frequent thing.

But garden centers are great places for birds. One shop owner I know has a great story about a pure (very rare) white sparrow that hung out in his plants for a season.

May 11, 2007 6:26 PM

Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

I've never seen a bird's nest, but we did find a nest of baby rabbits at the garden center where I worked part-time a few years ago. We kept the owners' dogs away from them until they were big enough to realize they had to flee the big slobbery things. :)

May 13, 2007 6:56 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I've never seen baby rabbits! That must have been exciting.

May 14, 2007 10:52 PM


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