OMG. Do I love this mint green and hot pink together. Makes me want to paint my walls!
Today I picked the Baltimore Oriole because as you know, I am a color addict and the Oriole is one of the most colorful birds to grace my yard.
I do not get many Baltimore Orioles. The only place I have ever seen them is in my Japanese Quince bush. I can’t think of anything more glorious than the bright orange & black bird against the coral & hot pink flowers. YOWZA! If you are looking to plant a decorative bush, the birds love the Quince. It is very dense and bramblly which creates protection for the birds. The flowers are gorgeous in the spring, it grows a small fruit the birds love and it has a pretty leaf.
So, I did a little research on the Baltimore Oriole. Did you know how it got it’s name?
Of course I thought of the city in Maryland right?… – WRONG.
Huh. Based on a family crest. You learn something new every day!
The other thing I learned, was to leave oranges out by your bird feeder to attract Baltimore Orioles.
I did not know this. Give it 2-3 more weeks and I’ll have oranges all over my yard!
With the coming of spring I get so excited. I certainly hope to attract some of these fine feathered beauties.