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garden progress report

2003-09-21 - 9:23 a.m.

all photos � 2003 by Elaine Radford
a snapshot of the hummingbird garden this morning

The recovery of the hummingbird garden is at a midway point of sorts. While I have lost many species, the mistflower has returned to life with a vengeance, quickly taking over much of the space and forming small buds that will soon be soft purple autumn flowers. And the cardinal climber has completely recovered and twines beautifully around the feeder, attracting both hummingbirds and butterflies.

feeder with cardinal climber vine

However, a large part of the garden is still bare and stomped down, so I have been adding soil to get it ready for when I buy my plants at the Butterfly Fest next weekend.

close up of cardinal climber flower

The cypress vine I rescued has grown up more swiftly in its temporary spot in the vegetable garden than I had ever imagined:

wild cypress vine plant

I will wait for a rainy day to transplant it and hope for the best, as it has blossomed into a beautiful specimen.

Hummingbird Report: A bird that is either banded or who has a splotch of pollen on her head is guarding the back feeder pretty decisively, while the front feeder has been almost constantly disputed by at least two females, possibly more. A very active morning. All of the birds I've checked have been adult female RTs.

Suet Feeder Note: I just put out some fresh suet for the first time in ages, and already a Mockingbird and a Tufted Titmouse have stopped by to check it out.

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