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GARDENING FOR BIRDS

Gardening for Birds by Jane Brandt:

 

Vaccinium ovatum      

Evergreen Huckleberry – pictured in photo (by Joe Halton) with Rufous HummingbirdRufous Hummingbird with Evergreen Huckleberry joe H

A PNW native shrub exhibiting beauty in all seasons.  Shape is irregular and upright. Height is 3-5 feet in the sun and 10-15 feet in the shade.  Requires good drainage and once established is drought tolerant. Thrives with a layer of mulch. It is a good companion to rhododendrons, ferns, and conifers.  

Winter--- Glossy dark green leaves with maroon stems

Spring----Bronze/copper new growth with small pink/white urn shaped pendulous flowers frequented by hummingbirds and bees.

Summer----Black/purple fruit forms

Fall-----Fruit ripens drawing birds such as American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Cedar Waxwing and Varied Thrush to the garden.

 

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.