A pesticide-free environment in your garden enables bird communities to thrive. Happy and healthy birds return each year to gardens that support and nurture them. Spring is the time to re-commit to healthy and safe practices in garden building and garden maintenance.
Lene Sangster and Julia Waldeck, also known as ‘Caprifolium’, created a flock of Ibis. They along with McGilvra Art Teacher, Rebecca Pleasure, guided the creation of a flock of songbirds made by the 4th grade class at McGilvra Elementary School. These birds will migrate through the grounds of the 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show and hopefully settle down in d4collective’s garden, “The Garden in Verse”.
As a young child, upon seeing a flock of birds in the sky, I believed they were all going to a wedding. The first two birds in the lead were the bride and groom. There has been talk of a wedding in our garden as it would be such a perfect and romantic place. Hmmmn…..
The songbirds, of which there are 43, will do their best to create an environment of equality for the newest member of the flock: the flying pig named ‘Eli’. The un-official mascot of the garden and part of the children’s “Treasure Hunt” will be brave enough to show himself at the Preview Party on February 22, 2011. Please attend his coming-of-age party and show Eli your support!