Get the Birds and Butterflies Flocking to Your Garden
Imagine the first day of Summer. The sun is shining and flowers are in bloom. Today, you’ll learn about one more thing that’s colorful and free — beautiful nature, in the form of birds and butterflies taking wing.
Here’s how to make your garden a hangout for these colorful creatures: To start a Disney-quality gathering of birds, create a shallow bird bath, with a drip tube attached to a hose that will keep it fresh and continually replenished. Add a nearby mix of seeds like millet and sunflower and bright, colorful blooms, like zinnias. Then, watch birds of a feather flock together.
Want hummingbirds? Red or orange says “nectar here”. To attract butterflies, leave out a slice of melon, especially near a clay pot saucer with moist stones.