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Bird Bath Idea

How cute is this birdbath! It’s shallow enough the small birds can use it, it has running water so the mosquitoes won’t breed in it, and the birds will love washing off in the sprays of water from the pipe.

DIY bird bath tutorial

I think this is going to be the next project for my personal garden. I’ll let you know how it goes! Let me know if you want me to make one for your garden!

Here’s the link for the instructions:  “DIY Bird Bath.” 

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs and Ziva
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Bee Hotel!

Look at how cute these ideas are for building bee hotels to keep the beneficial bugs in your garden! Between a bee hotel, plants for nectar and pollen, and a bee water feature, the beneficial pollinators will never want to leave your garden!

“How to Build a Hotel for Wild Bees” 

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs and Ziva

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Pollinators!

Two cool things I saw today getting nectar from the Salvia in my garden: a female carpenter bee and a Giant Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes). They’re both so beautiful!

Do you have enough nectar and host plants for the pollinators in your garden? If not, butterfly and hummingbird attracting gardens are one of my specialties, so call me. 386-310-9969, and I’ll create one for you!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs and Ziva

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Monarch caterpillars

Monarch caterpillar munching away on what’s left of that clump of milkweed in my garden. Good thing I have more milkweed in other parts of the garden!

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For Monarchs to feel welcomed in your garden you’ll need Milkweed, which is a host plant for the caterpillar, and nectar plants for the butterflies. Milkweed is one of the few dual host /nectar plants for Monarchs. Other great nectar plants are coneflower, rudbeckia, bee balm, cosmos, duranta, liatris, butterfly bush, firebush, porterweed, Mexican bush sage, tall red pentas, Verbena bonariensis, lantana, zinnia, bronze fennel, passionflower, and common rue, among others.

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Want to add a butterfly garden but aren’t sure how to do it? Well, I can help you with that because butterfly and hummingbird gardens are one of my specialties! Go ahead ..  pick up that phone and give me call to set up an appointment. The butterflies will thank you.

Happy digging in the dirt  …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Rose Love

Oh wow … these beautiful rose pics taken by Malcolm Manners are sure to get your rose loving heart pumping. Which ones are your favorite?

Want to add roses to your garden but don’t know which type will work best for you? Call me, 386-310-9081, and I’ll help you with that. Because I can absolutely promise you a rose garden.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs