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Yamamoto Dendrobium nobile in Bloom. 3.20.18
I've also not stored my seeds properly.
All of my seeds are 2 or more years old, so I've taken the advice of that article and have ordered all new seeds for spring planting.
Seeds: How long do they last? http://awaytogarden.com/estimating-viability-how-long-do-seeds-last/
I just read this article, and learned a couple of new things.
I don't remember hearing about viability before. It says that just because your seeds will sprout, does not mean they will grow well.
I may have, but don't remember reading how to store them before. They say they should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer, that moisture is their biggest enemy.
Thanks to all for the nice comments of our birdhouse.
I must point out that the design is not ours but from a bird house book I bought. I made a few modifications to it and this book didn't spell out all the measurements. We had to do some guesses of length and widths. We did follow recommended hole size for a particular bird and in this case the hole size is 1 inch for Wrens. This birdhouse is our third one. Our first two bird houses were ordinary houses, but this one we decided to explore our creativeness.
For all the size and design recommendations for any particular bird, I follow" Audubon Birdhouse Book" by Margaret A. Barker & Ellissa Wolfson and "The Birdhouse Book" by Don McNeil.
Randall: I'll ask my son if he is for hire.
We"ll be making more soon. Spring will be upon us soon and I plan to take full advantage of it.
Daniel, how is your energy staying so high? You do so much, and give me and us so much pleasure with your gardening.
I'm still a reclining chair slouch.
Thomas, your splendid birdhouse will make some bird happy and bring you joy as well.
Good job! Your nine-year-old son has an excellent helper.
My youngest son (9 years old) and I completed a designer birdhouse for the coming Spring.Took us about 3 hours and two fence boards to make it. I did all the sawing and my son did all the measuring and the hammering. I believe birds are essential to gardening and such.
What do you guys think?
Interesting video on onion bunches.
Daniel, the heating tape on the water pipes is a good idea. I didn't think of that when mine froze. That would have been better than my welding cable.
Hope you do get lucky.
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