Saturday, April 28, 2012

Birds, Disease Control, and Rose Collage 4/27/2012

Had a long week of rain and cold weather here in Baltimore.  Not much time spent out in the Rose Garden.  I took a day off work and help my mother move some stuff off the front porch which allowed me to spend some time out on Wednesday.  I observed many birds on a nice clear day.  I finally saw some goldfinch feeding, but they do not seem to like the Coil tube feeder yet.  The windy weather blew all of the yellow leaves off the bushes.  I had a bad case of mildew and black spots.  This year I got out early  before all the April Showers and used Bayer Advanced All in One Rose and Flower care.   Unfortunately, the roses still got Disease.  I had a panic and apply a more powerful solution.  I sprayed them with Ortho Rose Pride Disease Control this has appeared to put a stop to the disease.  In previous years when I did not spray all of the leaves would fall of the roses.  Its been about a week and the roses are looking good again.  I observed the following birds:

10+ Sparrows
1 Blue Jay
4 Cow Birds
4 Robins
4 Mourning Doves
1 Mocking Bird
4 Crows
1 Hawk Gliding way up high
3 Low Flying Geese - Never saw them fly that low around here
4 Goldfinch
1 Grackle
2 Cardinals

View From the Feeders, the yellow tube feeder with coil - No finch has landed on it!

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