A non-commercial guide to organic gardening in the mid-Atlantic states, with some specifics to central Virginia..and some information applicable across the country! Or to other time zones! Across the seas! Who knew?
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." Thomas Jefferson
Central Virginia Organic Gardener
"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798
I was out picking figs the other day and was startled to see this creature about 2 feet from my nose! Was he or she eating my figs? Probably not. This is a fledgling, most likely a mourning dove (any birders out there to confirm?), and their major diet is seed that they generally eat off the ground. Doves are not fruit eaters as far as I can tell, so he was just an incidental visitor. That mockingbird, on the other hand...
Happy gardening and keep an eye out for the wildlife!