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Re: strange gardening year


So they like black oil sunflower seeds more than pecans??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 4 Oct 2003 19:27:31 -0500

>Pam,
>Put it in perspective.  If I were a squirrel and there were all these tasty
>carob treats all over the ground for the taking, great!  But I'd be the one
>going for the dark chocolate in the bird feeder!
>Kitty
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 4:48 PM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>
>
>> What I wonder is - w/ all the pecans in the tree and some on the ground
>> I leave for the squirrels - why do I still find that belligerent one
>> raiding the bird feeder? I don't get it...
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Sat, 4 Oct 2003 11:55:16 -0400
>>
>> >I am in the habit of feeding the neighborhood squirrels (and chipmunks)
>in
>> >late fall and winter, so it is pretty common to find corn growing
>anywhere
>> >in the yard.  Sometimes, when it pops up in a spot where it isn't in the
>> >grass and it isn't in a flower bed, I'll just let it grow and put that
>out
>> >for the squirrels later.  Most often, because it is not well fertilized
>in
>> >dense heavy clay nor is it in a good culture for optimum growing, the
>corn
>> >with be dwarfed.  I imagine here that is because there is so much shade.
>On
>> >these occasions, we have neat small shocks of corn to put up for
>Halloween.
>> >I look at it as a "win"/"win" situation for me and the critters.  :>D
>> >
>> >I have found over the years that feeding the squirrels keeps them out of
>the
>> >house and the attic.  With all the trees, they don't lack for shelter
>> >either, so they become "entertainment" when they eat the corn, apples and
>> >whatever else I can find, out on the front porch.  Now that I can grow
>> >tulips (through chicken wire baskets) I really can enjoy the squirrels
>> >energy and antics.  And now that our walnut trees have begun to bear
>nuts,
>> >they are feeding themselves more too.  I imagine I'll have some walnut
>> >seedlings before long.  My dad's yard started with only one small walnut
>> >tree and ended with a small walnut forest!  I don't mind at all.  I guess
>> >dad rubbed off on me with his "live and let live" approach to gardening.
>He
>> >always planted extra just for the critters that would get into his
>garden.
>> >
>> >Blessings,
>> >
>> >Bonnie
>> >
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf
>> >Of Melody
>> >Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 4:45 AM
>> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>> >
>> >Kitty: Here in my gardens, I do occasionally get actual corn growing in
>> >my gardens...of course, our little town is surrounded by corn fields so
>> >I usually just figure it must be some critter bringing it from a nearby
>> >field and planting it where they think it goes. LOL!
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> >
>> >"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> >--Albert Einstein
>> >
>> > --- On Thu 10/02,  < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
>> >From:  [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
>> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 14:00:50 +0000
>> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>> >
>> >In the past when the "corn" came up in my beds I jsut thought corn.
>> >But<br>you're right about it being more likely millet. This year I grew
>> >(on<br>purpose) Purple Majesty Millet and it definitely looked like corn
>> >coming<br>up. But PM is one gorgeous millet! I plan to grow it again
>> >next year.<br><br><br>Kitty<br>> You did mention that Tony, but I never
>> >remember to do it. Oh well, it's<br>> a bird and butterfly sanctuary
>> >anyway so big deal if they help w/ the<br>> planting, right?? LOL LOL
>> >Sounds like millet coming up. Leaves look like<br>> miniature corn
>> >leaves.<br>> <br>> <br>> <br>> ---------- Original Message
>> >----------------------------------<br>> From: Tony Veca
>> ><romans8@comcast.net><br>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed,
>> >01 Oct 2003 19:29:11 -0700<br>> <br>> >on 10/1/03 4:36 AM, Pamela J.
>> >Evans wrote:<br>> ><br>> >> millet in my blue and white bed - courtesy
>> >of my birdies no doubt! Corn?<br>> ><br>> >I mentioned awhile back that
>> >I micro wave my bird seed about 3 min.<br>> >Sometimes a few "escape" &
>> >the birds drop them on the ground. I have one<br>> >that comes up & it
>> >looks like a miniature corn plant ?????<br>> >Been foggy here in the
>> >a.m./ peeking sun / cloudy. Lows early a.m. 47 - 49.<br>> ><br>> >Tony
>> >Veca <>< <br>> >Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!<br>> >Vancouver, WA
>> >USA<br>> ><br>>
>>
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