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READER PHOTOS! Wildlife in Irvin & Paulines garden in California

READER PHOTOS! Wildlife in Irvin & Pauline's garden in California

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We've featured Irvin and Pauline Faria's garden in Carmichael, California, many, many times over the past couple of years, and I always love getting an email full of new photos from Irvin. (Check out...

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Just a little bit of color

Just a little bit of color

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It's amazing what just a little bit of color and structure will do to make winter oh-so-much-more attractive. This rustic birdhouse, besides attracting feathered friends to this garden, turns a...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Is your turkey in the oven yet? Check out Irvin and Pauline Faria's turkeys in the garden! He says, "Pauline’s garden is a Certified National Wildlife Habitat. Its woodland setting provides an...

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READER PHOTOS! Bulking up for a long winter

READER PHOTOS! Bulking up for a long winter

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Today's photos, like yesterday's, are from Eamonn Hughes in Wilsonville, Oregon. The first is a shot of the baby koi in his pond, getting one last feeding before settling in for the winter, while the...

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Feelin the heat...

Feelin' the heat...

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Did I mention that it was HOT in Chicago when I visited a couple of weeks ago? We're talking mid-90s and steamy. Apparently, I wasn't the only one wilting in the heat. I spotted this little guy...

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READER PHOTOS! Time to leave the nest, kiddies...

READER PHOTOS! Time to leave the nest, kiddies...

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Remember when I posted Pam Wittenberg's photos of the hummingbird nest she'd found and some shots of the babies, begging for food from their mother? Click here to refresh your memory. That was just a...

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READER PHOTO! The cicadas are back....

READER PHOTO! The cicadas are back....

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Today's photo is from Susan Stork in Jefferson City, Missouri. She says, "The 13-year cicadas have invaded the mid-west and we hear their daily mating call, see the exo-skeletons on the trees and in...

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READER PHOTOS! More baby hummingbirds

READER PHOTOS! More baby hummingbirds

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More great photos from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California, today. Of these, she says, "I was down near the creek in our backyard pulling dead twigs and branches down when I got divebombed by an...

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READER PHOTOS! A startling visitor

READER PHOTOS! A startling visitor

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Today's photos are from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California. She says, "My husband found this caterpillar hanging out on the backside of a piece of discarded lumber in our side yard. I moved it...

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READER PHOTO! The original robins egg blue

READER PHOTO! The original robin's egg blue

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Today's photo is from Dorothy Kerr. She says, "This is spring at its best. Mother robin's eggs in a weeping mulberry tree in Central Ohio." Beautiful, Dorothy! Thanks for capturing this. Welcome to...

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READER PHOTO! Falling Snowflake, Cedar Waxwing

READER PHOTO! Falling Snowflake, Cedar Waxwing

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There is so much about this photo that I love. First, it was taken by one of my favorite gardeners, and a frequent commenter on the GPOD, Deanne Fortnam. Second, this cedar waxwing is GORGEOUS...

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READER PHOTO! Busy bee

READER PHOTO! Busy bee

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Today we have another photo from East Side Patch, the garden of Philip Leveridge in Austin, Texas. He says, "I have a bunch of mist flowers in the Patch and when they bloom they are magnets for all...

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READER PHOTOS! Wildlife in a California garden

READER PHOTOS! Wildlife in a California garden

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to send in photos of wildlife in your garden, and Pam Wittenberg from Santa Rosa, California, had a bunch to share! She says, "Here are some pics of the wildlife in...

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READER PHOTO! Now thats some wildlife

READER PHOTO! Now that's some wildlife

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In response to Monday's post (Feed the birds), Denise Dyko of Millbrook, New York, sent in these photos of some wildlife in her garden. She says, "If you provide enough of a feast for the birds, you...

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READER PHOTO! Plant them and they will come...

READER PHOTO! Plant them and they will come...

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Today's photo is from Marc Opperman in Austin, Texas. He says, "I have a yard of mixed Central Texas native wildflowers, shrubs, and grasses, as well as an ever-increasing set of vegetable beds. And...

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READER PHOTO! The babies have grown up

READER PHOTO! The babies have grown up

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A few weeks ago, Pam Wittenberg of Santa Rosa, California, shared photos of the baby katydids in her garden. They were tiny and adorable. Now they're all grown up, and Pam says that they still like...

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Birdhouses are a pop of color in borders

Birdhouses are a pop of color in borders

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Colorful birdhouses are striking focal points in addition to homes for the local birds in this mixed border at the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington...

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READER PHOTO! Cute as a button

READER PHOTO! Cute as a button

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Today's photo is from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California. She says, "It's baby katydid season in our garden, and we've been finding them hiding out everywhere." Adorable. Thanks, Pam, for...

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READER PHOTO! Its a bouncing baby...mantid! Or 500...

READER PHOTO! It's a bouncing baby...mantid! Or 500...

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Today's photo is from Rebecca Sweet in Los Altos, California. She says, "Every spring we buy a praying mantis nest at our local nursery, hoping it hatches and provides us with at least one praying...

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READER PHOTO: Hummingbird & Honeysuckle

READER PHOTO: Hummingbird & Honeysuckle

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Today's GPOD is from Tina Wilson in Arlington, Washington. She says, "I have a large garden and plant a variety of flowers that naturally attract hummingbirds, bees, birds, dragonflies, and other...

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