Tuesday, October 11, 2016
cosmos and dahlias lately, wanting to keep them blooming for as long as possible. The way they look in the front yard is just so summery and beautiful. I was inspired by this cartoon. We get an email regularly from a wonderful nursery that we visited often when we were still living in Grass Valley. This is what they sent in an August note.
Then, just the other morning I noticed out the window some activity in the cosmos. Something was rattling around in the flowers making the stems move and shake.
I opened the front door to get a better look, and these two Lesser Goldfinches took off and flew into the red maple out there. I was lucky the light was so beautiful that morning, and they hung around for a few photos.
It didn't occur to me that these birds might like it if I would let the cosmos go to seed, rather than dead-heading them all the time. But that is just what they preferred. I was so glad to accommodate them. Makes my life so much easier!
Posted by robin andrea at 12:00 AM