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Keeping Out the Birdies and Kitties

Click here if you'd like to see how the former lawn has progressed.
From last Thursday to Monday morning, I've been playing in the front yard, changing more of the looks of the former lawn. You see, the weather predictors said that rain is a coming. (And it has!) So, of course, I needed to take advantage of the rain. I dug, hoed, and pulled patched of turf and sowed wildflower seeds. The Husband also got in the fun and dug holes for the Mama's roses that were getting nowhere anymore in their pots.

One of the dilemmas of creating flower plots in the front yard is trying to keep the birdies from eating the seeds and the kitties (not Molly the Cat) from turning the plots into their personal latrines.

No problem. The Mama taught me a good enough solution.

We took the branches that we pruned from the fruit trees last winter and criss-crossed them across the flower plots. Voici, voilå!

With sun, rain, and good fortune, all will be in bloom by the end of April.

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  1. So placing these branches down like this keep the birds away and the cats too? The cats don't go in between or move the branches?? If this is so, I will tell my hubby about this.

    1. So far no problems. The Hubby might experiment with a small spot first to see what happens in your area.

  2. What a great idea, looking forward to Su-sieee in Bloom !
    God idea about the canes protecting the seed from bandits.
    There are certain shrubs you can buy that will discourage
    Tiddles and his band of bog builders ! Grrrr
    Hope all is good with you and the hubster also Miss Mollie
    the cat,
    ABCW team,

    1. Hey Di! I admit that I thought the Mama screwy the first time I saw her doing it. She scolded me for removing some sticks from one of her rows. I had no idea. lol

  3. Looks great !!

    Good luck with keeping the animals out ;-0

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Never underestimate the power of a few individuals to poop and peck! :D

    1. I don't mind after the plants are established. haha

  5. Happy Spring! I love the Mama's solution to the bird problem and even more I love that she's still helping you out.... makes me smile.

    1. I like to think the Mama is smiling and laughing, too, wherever her spirit roams.

  6. do the criss cross work?

    My comments to your blog bounced a few times.

  7. What a great idea about the branches. I have to do my yard work too. So lazy.

  8. It's going to be an interesting garden. This way your Mama's memory will keep alive!

  9. The Mama was such a wise woman. Thanks for sharing her wisdom... I will pass it on to my wife, who loves to play in the garden. Blessings, my friend!

  10. This is one happy garden . . . happy RAIN!!!
    The branches, woven like that - looks like artwork.

  11. Good luck! Your front garden looks lovely already.


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