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  • Kate
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    Although it's early I've started gathering some native shrubs to replace the invasives.  I will be adding highbush cranberry for fruit, shelter and insects.  I am also looking to add a spicebush and some native grasses for an area of the yard with more moisture.  A pollinator garden including some mountain mint as well as a container with some nectar flowers are in the plan for this spring too.  Really looking forward to planting season!
    in reply to: Dig In! #878626
  • Kate
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    A big project this year will be replacing invasive shrubs with native plants that provide more year round shelter and food for birds.  I'd like to increase the variety of plants and add a trellis.  The majority of my yard is grass so it would be nice to establish some more space for flowering plants and shrubs.  I'm happy with the placement of my feeders, but I'd love to find a more protected spot for the bird bath.
  • Kate
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    I have focused on improving my feeder setup this year and have enjoyed the winter bird watching.  I have a bird bath, but am considering a heater so that I can keep it functional through the winter.  I'd also love to add a solar pump for water movement.  As warmer temperatures come I am looking forward to planting more flowers for nectar.  There are already quite a few oaks, birches and a willow tree that becomes quite a hub of bird activity in spring and summer.  This year's big project will be replacing the burning bush with a native shrub that will provide better shelter and fruit.
  • Kate
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    I live in Maine have been slowly phasing out the invasive/non-native plants that were put in by the previous owner of our house.  There are some areas that are very sparsely planted with non-native shrubs that I am looking to replace with native plants that will provide more shelter and berries/fruit.  During the summer I have a flower and vegetable garden, but would like to focus more on choosing plants that will attract more birds and beneficial insects.  Though I already see quite a variety of birds visiting our yard, I am curious to see how changes to the garden and landscaping might impact that.
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