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RE: birds, daylilies and snow


Chris - don't know if it helps but I always plant daffodils and
daylilies together, the daylilies do a bang up job of hiding the dying
foliage and extends the season of color. Just a thought....


Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:29:24 -0500

>Marge and all,
>
>We have the same birds as you., except maybe chimney swifts, red-eyed
>verio, rose breasted grosbeak  and turkey vultures.  I see the red
>winged blackbirds in fields nearby, but not in my back yard.  Last year
>I got to see an oriole's nest at school for the first time.  I have yet
>to see a blue bird!  Living on the water, we get all the water foul as
>well- loons, great blue herons, little blue herons, great and snowy
>egrets, black crowned night herons, swans, geese, scaups, buffleheads,
>mergansers, mallards, sandpipers, terns,  plovers, kingfishers, and
>osprey (nearby).  I'm not really a birder, so I'd don't know how to tell
>all the different gulls ,for instance, apart!!!  I'm so lucky to have
>all this just outside my backdoor!!!
>
>We have an 850' driveway, so yesterday (late afternoon) I waded in knee
>deep snow with the snow still coming down, to the road and flagged down
>a snow plow!  We live on a neck of land jutting out into the Long Island
>sound, so there's only one narrow road going in and out! They keep the
>road cleared as there is a coastguard station, firehouse and a lot of
>homes out on the neck.  All those people got stranded there for days
>when we had a bad nor'easter a few years back.  Actually, we all had to
>leave, but that's another story!
>
>Luckily, I'm off this week as I teach and this is our February break.
>They planned this week right!   I've been ordering daylilies for a new
>bed.  With the thousands of varieties available, it's no easy task.
>I've learned a lot belonging to the American Hemerocallis Society and a
>local club.  I already have close to 200 varieties.  I want to add a
>spider daylily bed.  I have to plan what other bulbs and perennials I
>want to put there.  I probably will have to stick to lower growing
>things as I plan to border a walkway where I don't want to block the
>view. 
>
>Has anyone written about perennials in sun?  I have to do an article
>about companion plants for daylilies for our club newsletter. I'd like
>to read some other people's articles to give me an idea on how to
>approach the subject.  I have to figure out how to narrow the topic.
>
>Bye for now,
>
>Chris(tine)
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 7
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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