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G for Goldfinches

Categories: Birds.

The American or Eastern goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, belongs to the finch family. These cheeky little birds frequent the garden in all seasons.  They flock to the feeders, especially before a storm, and will also flit from flower to flower in the garden looking for seeds.
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Godetia

Categories: Plants and Seeds.

ABC Wednesday is sharing things that begin with G this week.  I’m sharing colourful blooms from previous years to get us through the dull and dreary months of winter. Godetia, Clarkia Amoena, also known as satin flower or silk flower.  It is also known as farewell to spring as the blooms prefer the warmer temperatures the end of spring brings, but not overly hot. These are lovely, long lasting annuals that I received in a seed swap a few years ago. I save the seeds for future years and to grow and to swap. Godetia grows well in containers or
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G is for Gerbera

Categories: Plants.

I’ve followed a link party for awhile now, called Alphabe-Thursday.  I thought that over the winter I would join in whenever possible and put a gardening twist on it by showing plants and flowers that start with the letter of the week.  It will be lovely to look through my photo files and choose photos and it will be a great way for me to check out what did and didn’t work in the garden last year.  And it will be a great way to beat some winter blahs while dreaming about gardening. This week the letter is G and
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