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In the garden: The animal kingdom

No photographs -- it all happened so fast! -- but yesterday I spotted a big dragonfly and a bird with a twig in its beak landed on my woodchuck fence before flying off, somewhere.

So this is very exciting to me. Both will like the new water feature I am about to install, and the bird had obviously been watching the pile of sticks and twigs I've been heaping up to attract them. ("Birds love a mess," as Nippersdad says).

I didn't have cash to buy shrubs earlier this spring, but maybe now I'll look into it; if the week of Memorial Day isn't too late.

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Submitted by lambert on

Fedco doesn't open 'til Tuesday.

I have partial shade; clay-ey soil, and I want to leave two existing lilacs in place.