Saturday, November 16, 2013

GBBD In November

               Who would have thought that mid-November was so warm: +10... +5 C (50...40F)? Usually there is snow in the middle of November in my garden. I wrote in the previous post about my 'to do' plan before winter comes. But apparently I hurried: winter is not yet here:)).
What flowers can be seen in Garden Blog Day in November? I had a gift pot of Chrysantemums, it grows in my garden warm verandah, is blooming very well. Potentilla has one lonely flower, it's blooming near the fence. 


Already leaves have fallen from all shrubs. Sedum grows near the large thuja; when I had cleaned dry leaves, I noticed its young sprouts. How they will survive in the snow, probably will die. Deciduous rhododendrons are quite bare and their flower buds are now clearly visible. This is the variety 'Mandarin light'. 



 
I have covered with boxes and special material "spunbond" my roses. The boxes stand nondensely on the ground, I put the stones and bricks at the corners to the air comes to the rose bushes. The small rose I have grown out of the cutting, I will cover it with a cloth, too. Tulips are tightly covered with leaves and I hope bulbs will winter well. 



Honeysuckle Perfoliate has not yet dropped its leaves, I have put a chair and decided to sit watching the birds as they managed with a new bottle-feeder. I filled in the bottle sunflower seeds. Some titmice immediately understood how to get the seeds while still others birds looked narrowly at them.




Do you have feeders for birds in your garden? 
What kind of birds do you see there? Thank you!  

That's all for now, have a nice weekend!

53 comments:

  1. That's clever seed feeder, We get lots of different birds in our garden and also use all sorts of type of feeders but I am getting ready to make some fat cake which I spoon into coconut halves and also in holes drilled into a piece of log.

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    1. You have many different kinds of feeders, Sue! Interesting!

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  2. Lovely Chrysantemums Nadezda. And that bird is beautiful! Winter finally arrived here on Tuesday and to be honest I love it :)

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    1. You're in winter, Keith. I imagine all is white around your house. Thank you!

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  3. Hello Nadezda girl : )
    Thank you so much for your kind comments .. I am also so sorry for your tremendous loss during the war.
    Your garden is very ready for winter now .. more than mine. Today it is supposed to go up to 12 our last good day I am sure .. so I better get going and do some work to finish putting the garden to bed. You have inspired me ! LOL
    Joy

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    1. Joy, hope your garden winter well too. Thank you!

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  4. Dear Nadezda,the Chrysantemums are the flowers of this season!!!
    You have prepare so beautifly your garden for the Winter!
    I want to make feeders for my yard birds!!!
    We have a lot of robins ans sparows and others i do'nt know there names in English!!
    Have a lovely new week!!
    Dimi...

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    1. If you make feeders so all birds will be fed in your yard, Dimi. Thank you!

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  5. Lovely flowers and birds.
    Have a nice weekend !

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  6. Welcome Nadezda!
    I see that your garden is ready for winter.
    You're right, this year we look forward to a long hot weather.
    I also I feed the birds. These tits and greenfinches and blackbirds.
    I wish you a nice Sunday.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Yes, Lucia, this autumn we have a gift of nature. Thank you!

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  7. Your pink chrysanthemums are so pretty, have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you and have nice week, Karen!

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  8. Glad it is not yet real winter, but anyway your garden is ready for winter. Love the birds in the garden, we have birdfeeders too but have not yet filled them, just bought birdfood yesterday. I think we have about the same birds here as you have like tits, wrens, robins, finches, thrushes, blackbirds, woodpackers and the last few years even ringnecks, very unusual because they are sub-tropical from origin.

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    1. I remember the ringnecks on your photos, Janneke. It's very unusual for Northern Europe, I agree. Hope they all will winter well. Thank you!

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  9. I do not have feeders in my garden. I do let a number of seed heads up for the Winter so the birds find some food. Because the gardens are on the shores of Lake Michigan which is a migratory route for thousands of birds every Spring and Fall, there are so many birds that visit here so putting out seeds is not necessary to bring them up to the house. My life is easy! Jack

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    1. You're lucky, Jack, watching dozens of birds near your garden. Thank you!

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  10. We are entirely without flowers now. However, I have lots of birdfeeders. We have goldfinches, which look a bit like the birds you have pictured. Also cardinals, bluejays, nuthatches, mourning doves, and some others.

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    1. The birds of North America are different of ours, I think are more colorful, as cardinals, bluejays. The bird near my feeder is typical 'big titmouse'. Thank you, Jason!

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  11. Your garden will survive well all winter because you are taking such good care of it. I do hope your tulips make it -- I could never get them to come back after a second winter. It is so nice that you are having a warm and pleasant November now -- unexpected!

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    1. Yes, this fall is unexpected warm. Thank you, Laurrie!

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  12. How lovely your November garden is, and so great to hear winter hasn’t arrived yet. You have about the same temperatures in your garden as I have in mine right now. It’s funny to see how you need to protect your roses, I did that when I lived in Norway too – I am so glad I no longer need to do any of that. I have just filled my birdfeeders, I don’t feed the birds during the summer, but they get fed from now until June.
    Happy GBBD!

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    1. It's wonderful , Helene, you don't have to cover your plants protecting them in winter. I have no choice, I love my plants... Thank you!

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  13. Nice pictures of some beautiful flowers.
    I have auricles / Australian violets and roses to bloom. Wish you a good Sunday :) Hugs!

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    1. You climate is milder than ours, Hanne Bente, your roses are in bloom till now! Thank you!

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  14. Lovely pictures, Nadezda! I have bird feeders as well. Many birds visit them and squirrels as well.. Happy Sunday!

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  15. Chrysanthemums are always a lovely sight in autumn. Do you have michaelmas daisies growing wild where you are?

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    1. Jenny, I have these asters (Aster dumosus) in my garden as well. They are very hardy and don't need any covering to winter. I love them, are modest and nice especially in fall. Thank you!

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  16. What good care you take with your plants. We are lucky that we don't need to cover plants during winter. Sometimes a frost will come, but not every year. I don't have much that is frost tender here.
    Clever little birds. Is that the same bird as in your pretty new header? I don't have bird feeders. The birds I see here are kookaburras (occasionally), rosellas, cockatoos, wattle birds, magpies, sparrows, crows, doves and indian miners. I don't like the indian miner as it scares away the smaller birds.
    Hope you have more warm days.
    Betty

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    1. Yes, these titmice are clever, except little one: it tries to get seeds through the bottle plastic, making a hole! Here magpies scare the little birds. I took photo of titmouse and made my new header, you're right, Betty! Thank you!

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  17. I think more leaves have fallen already where you live than here but then I do see sun in your pictures which we have to do without for far too long already now. Very inventive bird feeder there!
    Marian

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    1. The weather is unexpected warm and sunny, Marian. Of course, some days it rains, the trees are bare now. Thank you!

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  18. I have tried placing bird seeds out, but only the doves and sparrows will arrive. In fact, it is a routine for them. They will arrive 1-2 hours before the actual feeding time and hang around. Other birds such as the sunbirds, bulbuls, starlings and magpies prefer to take the food from my garden itself.

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    1. It's hot and sunny in your garden and birds prefer eat there, Elsie. Thank you!

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  19. Lovely pink mum! Your titmice look much like our chickadees. I don't usually put out birdfeeders because our winters are relatively mild with little snow and I leave all of the seedheads up. When it does snow I do put out food, the birds look so hungry. The food draws all types, wrens and sparrows and woodpeckers and thrushes.

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    1. Yes, these are the same birds, may be one kind is bigger than another, Sweetbay. Thank you!

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  20. Glad you still have some mums in bloom, Nadezda. And you are right - we often have snow by now. I loved your little bird feeder. Smart birds got the seed!

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  21. Nice pitures of the birds, love your garden too. Our weather had been warm up until last week when we had a cold front come thru our area for 4 days, then it got warm again here too.

    I have 4 large feeders and a mealworm feeder that has three small bowls for mealworms. We also have the titmice, chichadees, all types of finches, red cardnials, bluebirds, bluejays, warblers, red head woodpeckers, many other wood peckers, there are so many different birds it's hard to remember. A barred owl lives in a box I build and mounted last Spring. I build the box for the Pileated woodpecker but the owl got there first I guess.

    check out my blog sometime,

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    1. Michael, I've seen your blog, nice wood things you've made! Thank you for stopping by!

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  22. Dear Nadezda,
    I like your bird feeder and your Chrysanthemums are lovely. Ours are still going too but are gradually disappearing now that the cold weather has hit. Having only a balcony garden we restrict ourselves to those balls of seeds, fat, and other things in a green net - but the birds like them a lot.
    Bye for now,
    Kirk

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    1. The birds like the seeds, they perfectly eat in a feeder now and I have fun watching them! Thank you, Kirk!

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  23. Aquí ya entró el invierno en serio, ren la sierra han caido las primeras nieves.
    Me gusta el invento del comedero, los pájaros son muy listos Nadezda:))
    Te deseo una buena noche.
    Un beso

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    1. Este comedero he visto en el jardin de mis vecinos y quise hacerlo. Los pajaritos ven las semillas y muy pronto entendieron como cogerlas. Gracias, Laura!

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  24. We have had a mild fall here as well, although temperatures are now plummeting. Chickadees are my favourite birds that visit my feeders. I like them because they are so much less fearful than other birds. If you are patient they will sometimes even land on your hand.

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    1. Oh, yes, Jennifer, I fed some chickadees on my hand as well. I remember their paws on my fingers, funny! Thank you!

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  25. I like your creative birdfeeders, Nadezda. I do set out suet feeders all winter as well as extra seeds when there is lots of snow cover. I enjoy watching the birds even more in the winter.

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    1. So do I, Rose, the birds are very cute! Thank you!

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  26. Hi Nadezda. It sounds like you're having nice weather. I'm sure winter will arrive soon enough but it's good to enjoy the sunshine while you can. Your birds look so happy. Take care.

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