Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No Deadheading

Well it is the end of summer and seeds are ripening. I was removing some plants spilled into the walkways this morning and noticed, after I had been working for some time, a  busy goldfinch nearby taking little notice of me. Usually they are so shy.

I decided to take a chance and go for the camera. Sure enough, when I returned, he was still there.  

Not only do they provide food, but the flowers have there own distinct beauty at this time of year. In this case, Mr Goldfinch is being very selective.

"No deadheading please. We'll take care of the preliminaries for you," he seemed to say.

Well, I'm choosing to feed the birds and there will be 

in this garden for a while.


  1. I agree with no dead heading! The birds enjoy the seeds they find in nature as much as the seed in my feeders! Although, they sure are keeping me on my toes with filling the feeders this year. We had such luck with finches producing this year as I have never seen as many young ones before. Mostly house or purple finches in our case....

  2. Great post... we do tend to get carried away with being tidy, don't we?!

  3. I am noticing an awful lot of finches feeding already. Usually I don't notice them in the flowers until the fall. What a treat your photos are of them!

  4. Hi Donna, Hope you are making it through this summer's horrible heat and humidity. We took a recent trip to VA and the weather was so mild and WONDERFUL.... Now--we are back HOME and it's still doggone hot...

    Beautiful pictures of your Goldfinch. You definitely don't need to deadhead your flowers. The finches will do it for you!!!!!

    Check my blog on August 5... some funny pictures..