Category: Parrots

Parrots and Finches Spell Trouble for my Sunflowers

Parrots and Finches Spell Trouble for my Sunflowers

| August 23, 2012 | 5 Replies

I looked out the window about 10:30 AM. It was a cloudy morning, so the Black-Hooded Parakeets, or Nanday Conure Parrots were late getting over here. If you are following my blog, especially the post “Meet My Kids,” you know I’ve got, uh, had some nice sunflowers. There were four balanced on the sturdy Lemon Queen, one […]

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

| July 25, 2012 | 1 Reply

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Parrots are BA-ACK!

Parrots are BA-ACK!

| July 23, 2012 | 9 Replies

I was just starting a blog post about my radishes, when the carrying-on outside my office window rang a familiar bell. I grabbed my camera and ran outside and a group of seven green, wild parrots were congregating in the top branch of the tree. Want to hear what I hear?

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Speaking of Parrots

Speaking of Parrots

| July 15, 2012 | 6 Replies

Speaking of parrots, my neighbor across the street, C.L., has been reporting quite a show with the wild parrots passing through and making hay of my wilted sunflowers. I had been lopping off the deadheads, but when he told me that it was food for the parrots I left them on. I hadn’t seen them, […]

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Insectiary – Parrots

Insectiary – Parrots

| July 15, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’ve been wanting to plant some California native plants that would bring in beneficial insects for my vegetable garden. On my search for a native milkweed, I found Grow Native Nursery in Westwood.    https://www.facebook.com/GNNWestwood. This is one type of Solanum, which should bloom from July to December, which will be nice as other natives […]

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