The ups and downs of crafty projects and DIY Remodels.
When we were searching for our home in 1998 we had a check list of needs and wishes and this home fit our criteria, but was badly in need of a whole house remodel. Follow us as we take you through the years of remaking our house into our home. Our motto is to search out the deals, do it yourself and earn valued equity.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sunflowers Everywhere! –an epidemic of the good kind.
Last year I planted Sunflowers in my garden so that the
birds would be attracted to the seeds, rather than the cherries on the trees.
It worked a bit, however buying mylar balloons and tying them onto the branches
works just as well, if not better. -The bright, shiny wavy, reflective balloons
scare them away from the Cherry trees. Uh-oh I am just a few sentences into my
blog and I am already digressing! The sunflowers were beautiful and the birds
were very happy.
Birds are very smart creatures. They don’t eat every seed
that they pick from the flower. They bury the seeds as well. This ensures they
will have something to eat next spring-fall, and when you live in California,
something for the birds to eat throughout the year. My neighbor informed me
last year that she had Sunflowers in her back yard and she did not plant them. Then
I saw some pop up in parts of my yard where I know I didn’t plant any.
One of the Many Sunflowers that are Popping Randomly
I have this super steep hill that doesn’t like to grow
anything, except weeds! This year as I was making my weed rounds around the
yard I noticed a grove of sunflowers sprouting up on that stubborn hill.
Amazing. If I want to have anything grow on that hill, I guess I will just have
to ask the birds to plant them. They have the magic touch.
A Small Grove of Sunflowers Planted by the Birds
This stately Sunflower stands over 8 feet tall and is just beginning to bud. I call it the Ambassador to my garden.
I expect by next year Sunflowers will be filling this entire
neighborhood. That’s not a bad thing at all.