Attraction Action

One of the amazing parts of summer is watching the behavior of birds and pollinators around flowers. From a distance the birds and bees made quite a commotion around large planters of luscious hibiscus and other blooms for Ann Menke of Yankton. Hanging jelly feeders added to their sugar rush. Note the jelly support that held jelly in jars over the flowers.

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Here is one of the homemade jelly feeders up close. Ann found it helpful that the jar is quite short so that birds didn’t immerse in jelly when feeding. Clothespin landing is clever.

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See Ann Menke’s story and tips for this week’s Plant Exchange feature. If you want to see other topics of interest, select your category and you’ll find many gardeners who share about plants in this region.

Thanks for your visit today. Do join us each week to see what’s up at Plant Exchange. Thanks to “Followers” and many “Likes.”

Here’s the link to Ann Menke’s feature on flowers and feeders attracting birds:

http://www.yankton.net/river_city/article_f0adf258-2131-11e5-8ac4-6f716dc661c5.html

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