Gardening: America’s new favorite pastime

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More than 41 million Americans planted vegetable gardens in 2009 – a number expected to increase as food costs climb, according to a recent Gardening Trends Research Report. When you factor in flowers, herbs and fruits, it’s difficult to find a home where people are not working the soil on a warm sunny day.

The key to a bountiful harvest – be it fruits, vegetables or flowers – is successful pollination. Brightly colored flowers attract bees and hummingbirds, as will fresh water. Add a luminous green bird bath in serpentine jade to attract birds all summer and to provide an architectural focal point inside your garden.

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One Response to “Gardening: America’s new favorite pastime”

  1. Syl Says:

    great post..gardening and bird watching go hand in hand..Mason bees are a real asset to your backyard space.

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