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Re: Spring is coming & Brunfelsia

Been noticing mating behaviors here for about two weeks now. Especially
the mockingbirds, they're the most obvious about it! I never have seen a
bluebird here either. Pity. Must not like the heat?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:08:13 EST

>We don't get Bluebirds down this far south where I am.  Robins, Cedar 
>Waxwings, and a few others come around in the winter only. Others stick around all 
>year long.   Have been noticing a lot of Redwinged Black birds, fly catchers, 
>goldfinches and a hummingbird now and then,  in the yard.  Cedar Waxwings are 
>sporadic, but as soon as the Mulberry fruit ripens they will be abundant.  Inca 
>and Mourning doves are busy building nests.  Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Mocking 
>birds, although around all year, haven't really begun the nest building 
>process much yet.  
>Ceres: I grow Brunfelsia pauciflora "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow".  I like it 
>very much.  It only blooms in the spring, early summer here, but the blooms 
>are long lasting and well worth it....due to the fact that they add the three 
>colors to the landscape.  It is semi evergreen here, dropping it's foliage in 
>spring just before the blooms open, to make room for the new growth of foliage 
>that is coming in.
>Spring has sprung here, lots of spring rains too....but gorgeous days in 
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
>In a message dated 2/24/2004 6:21:58 PM Central Standard Time, 
>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>Zem - Wow!  You get after it girl!  Wish I had bluebirds here, it's one of 
>the few I don't have.
>Being cold and rainy - I must have had 150 to 200 birds at least at the 
>feeders and on the ground underneath.
>And it's not a huge yard by any means...
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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