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Meet Howard The Screech Owl

We have a deck that sits anywhere from four to five feet above ground. Sitting on the swing, looking across the deck and ¬†out over the back yard is a common way to pass time around here. For privacy and some shade, a couple of years ago we planted two clumps of Bambusa chungii ‘Barbellata’. […]

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Secrets of suet: Why serving up suet helps birds weather winter

We’re big into wild birds at Gardening on A Dime. The sounds and sights of birds singing and feeding¬† is one of nature’s natural gifts to all gardeners. Since spring has sprung in the south, one might think that it is a little late in the season to read about caring for birds in the […]

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Tips For Keeping Your Garden Truly Organic

How organic are these products that I see online and in the stores that are being sold for garden critter control? That’s the question I asked myself recently. In an effort to educate myself on what is what in the “organic” gardening products world, I found this article that gives the USDA’s viewpoint on the […]

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Bird feeding basics: Simple ways to attract birds to your backyard

(ARA) – It’s a myth that continues to persist: Feeding birds in spring and summer will spoil them. But birds are like babies – it’s impossible to spoil them. Contrary to the myth, well-fed birds won’t get too lazy to search for food; they’ll just get healthy and happy. And the better the food is […]