Here's a view from directly below.
There was not another suitable location in my yard, so I asked my neighbor if she would like one in her yard. We put the 2nd box up in a pittosporum in the yard next door. I think the birds are really going to like this location, as it is very hidden.
It's a Jungle Out There
I've been focused on making fabric flowers and prepping for the Art Fair, and it's been raining a lot. The net result is...whoa...the backyard is way overgrown. Here's one of my planted native plants, a pink flowering currant. And it's being true to its name and putting out pink flowers. Nice.
These ceanothus are doing very well. I saw that a neighbor around the corner had this variety doing quite well in his yard, so I shopped for these. It's also known as wild California lilac.
Speaking of wild, this is arugula gone bad. I planted this last spring, and it has taken over my raised bed. It's an arugula jungle. I found a few stray carrots growing in here and pulled them for my supper.
Borage always does well in our yard. I like to pluck the blue blossoms and use them to decorate potato salads.
And in this corner, we have rosemary running riot and bay standing its ground. I love the blue flowers on the rosemary, and so do the bees. Time to get out the pruning shears. Gotta love spring.
I cleaned and filled all the bird feeders, bird baths, etc. Calling all chickadees...we're ready for you!