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Birds in Winter

How can I help birds in winter? Answer: One important step in supporting birds is to provide them with a water source.  Water is often the hardest thing for birds to find for themselves at any time of year, but especially in the winter.  I use a heated birdbath that…

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Native Plants and Soil

Could you discuss the benefits of planting natives in relation to what happens underground – the nutrients, fungi, etc that last for thousands of years….? Answer: You are right – there is a lot going on underground with native plants! Some native plants, such as many prairie plants, have very…

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Invasive Plant

“I find the wild wine much more invasive in our area than the burning bush (the birds brought me one 10 years ago and that is it) the wild wine, while pretty in fall is all over my garden. Also I find much more poison ivy now than ever before…any…

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