• May Garden ~ Birdhouses & Flowers

    Posted on May 19, 2013 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Teapot Birdhouse in the Jackmanii Clematis http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Teapot Birdhouse in the Jackmanii Clematis

     

    In looking around the garden, I see a theme has developed. It’s all about the birds and flowers. With approximately one hundred birdhouses, I suppose my collection is now nearing intervention status! Some are decorative and some are functional with clean-outs, but long ago I found out the birds are the ones who decide which is which. A bossy little house wren has commandeered the gazebo garden where she and her hubby have taken up residence in a blue bird house, chasing any other birds who dare to come near.

    Every new flower is an awaiting surprise and , as I stroll our garden, bird song greets me. A red fox streaked across the front lawn this early morning, probably from the cat food on our porch. We’ve had lovely rains and everything is an intense shade of spring green.

     

    Viburnum Blooming http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Viburnum Blooming

    White Double Columbine http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    White Double Columbine

    Mazus Repata ~ groundcover http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Mazus Repata ~ groundcover

    Dad's dark burgundy iris http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Dad’s dark burgundy iris

    Outhouse Birdhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Outhouse Birdhouse

    Catmint ~ Nepata http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Catmint ~ Nepata

    Stone Birdbath http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Stone Birdbath

    Bleeding Heart "Valentine" http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Bleeding Heart “Valentine”

    Birdhouse & Lonicera http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Birdhouse & Lonicera

     

    Mahonia berries for the birds http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Mahonia berries for the birds

    Dragonfly in the Columbine http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Dragonfly in the Columbine

     

    Variegated Weigela Florida http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Variegated Weigela Florida

    Pink Columbine http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Pink Columbine

    Leucothoe Shrub Blooming http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/may-garden-birdhouses-flowers/

    Leucothoe Shrub Blooming

8 Responses so far.

  1. Great shots, Barb. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous. And the birdhouses add a touch of whimsy to all this beauty.

  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Such a treat for the senses!

  3. Hi Barb,

    Your gardens are Beautiful! I love your web site. I’ll be back!

    Laurie

  4. Nancy Davis says:

    Your have a lot of lovely flowers and birdhouses! Found your blog through Hometalk. Happy Gardening! Nancy

    • Barb says:

      I love Hometalk too, Nancy! So glad you found me and hope you will be a frequent visitor! Happy Gardening !

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