Editorís Note: This is the final in a series offering tips for better gardening in the New Year.
6. I will remember to take care of the birds, butterflies and other critters with whom I share my space. Again, if you want to experience the full enjoyment of your gardens, then you cannot forget the pollinators such as butterflies, bees and the birds. A garden would be a lonely place without these beauties flitting around. A simple homemade bird feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed or safflower seeds will attract a variety of birds. Careful, though, or you will attract unwanted house sparrows, starlings, and/or grackles. Also, donít forget a water feature. Something as simple as a large plastic plant saucer filled with water and located near your bird feeder will be most gratefully used by any number of birds. During the winter (now) suet feeders will help the birds to maintain fat and help them to get through the winter more easily.
Well now, here are your resolutions for the coming year. Letís try to keep these few and the oneís you will come up with personally.