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Summer Beauty

12 Jul

Golden Tiara Hostas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backyard wildlife buffet

26 Aug
Acorn 1

Acorn 1

Surprise!  Surprise!  Our pair of Swamp White Oak trees have their first crop of acorns this year.  Wild Birds Unlimited offered these trees for sale over 10 years ago to encourage development of back yard habitats that produce food for wildlife.  We already had wild cherry, cedar and holly which produce berries.  Chokeberry bushes did not thrive in our yard.

Holly berries

Holly berries

Favorite of finches

Favorite of finches

Cedar berries

Cedar berries

The Swamp White Oak was a great choice because it tolerates wet springs and dry summers.  We just did not think we would wait this long to bear acorns.  Oh, happy days!

Acorn 2

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Acorn 3

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