Paula's Patch: A Minnesota Garden

Come wander in; my gate is always open! Gardening / Birding

Gerbera Daisy and Bird Antics March 14, 2011

I have a sunny yellow Gerbera Daisy that I love; one of my fav colors. I have it in a pot and keep it outdoors in the summer. When the cool weather arrives, I bring it in and winter it over. Usually it will bloom once while indoors. Over the weekend it popped open. If you have a chance to plant this beautiful flower, go for it. They have really sturdy blossoms that last a long time and make great cutting flowers. Check your zone for outdoor hardiness.

gerbera_daisyI also snapped a few photos of my backyard birds. I have a honeysuckle vine that grows on my fence and they love to hang out in the bare branches. Think they’re hiding. It’s pretty funny.  And the downy woodpecker that visits most frequently never ceases to make me laugh!

female_cardinal

female cardinal

chickadee

chickadee

downy_woodpecker

downy woodpecker

Tell me what birds you see in your yards this time of year by commenting below. I’d love to know. 🙂

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