Gardening for the Birds

In the winter, I love watching birds enjoying a snack at the bird feeders and playing in the heated birdbath. They are both entertaining and fascinating to watch. However, when springtime comes and the birdseed-loving bears are waking up from hibernation, I take down the feeders. Initially, I worried that I would no longer see …

Birds of a Feather

Writer Paul Theroux once wrote, "Winter is a season of recovery and preparation," and as a gardener in the Northeastern part of the United States, I couldn't agree more. I have become dependent on the gardening lull that the winter months provide for rest, reflection, and preparation. These cold months offer me a respite from …