Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Feed the Birds
When my garden was much smaller, I sowed some bachelor's buttons. These annuals, also known as cornflower, have continued to self-seed and spread throughout my yard. That explains why farmers regard Centaurea cyanus as a weed, but I like them, even if they tend to fall over by mid summer. I stake a few to keep them upright.
This morning, while watering, I discovered another reason to let them grow. A pair of goldfinches were feeding on the seeds. Wish I had been able to take a photo.