Yes, I love them too! I have 3 feeders out but haven't seen any yet. I know they've been spotted in my area too. I'm patiently waiting...just like I do for spring!cgiglio01 wrote:Hi,
They like moist locations, usually they are found near streams and wetlands. They also do well in part shade.
Love those Hummingbirds!! You just reminded me to put my feeder out soon!
I have a flat of marigolds that I'm planting tomorrow and my onion have sprouted and are in the kitchen window. Guess I'm on the right track....rainbowgardener wrote:Another good flower to plant with your veggies is marigolds, which help keep nematodes away. Also it's good to mix alliums (onions, garlic) in with the veggies...
I do have some dill to plant but wasn't going to put them back by the garden, think I'll change my course and put some out there too. Thanks for the tip!applestar wrote:Don't forget to plant extra dill. Flowers attract pollinators and the foliage is food for the black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Fennel lasts longer for foliage. Designate a few for their use and move any munching on your carrots, parsley, parsnips, etc. to THEIR own plants. You can also just share if you plant enough.
Bees love mint-family flowers. Plant in pots unless you don't mind them escaping/taking over. Were thyme and yarrow mentioned? My thoughts keep going to herbs.... OK, um... Spiderflower (cleome)!
Did you know Cleome is the never mentioned 4th sister in the Native American "Three Sisters" planting of corn, squash, and beans?
After my seedlings make it to the garden and I have more room in my windows, I think I'll do this too. Great idea!!!!!! Thank you!mikeingeorgia wrote:I'm a fan of the marigolds also. I have an indoor window sill greenhouse that I have dedicated just for marigolds. I just continually plant seeds in it and as the plants get big enough to survive I take them out and gradually ring the whole garden. As I take out each plant I replace it in the greenhouse with a new seed and start the process over again. I can grow about a dozen at a time this way.