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Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035


Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday1pm - 9pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Phone:(408) 262-1171

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Chickens, Chickens How Can Your Garden Grow ??

chicken eating flower

 

 

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

 With silver bells, and cockle shells,

 And pretty maids all in a row....

UNLESS you're a CHICKEN !

 

flower pots

 

 

Alice and Joanie B., who, like most discerning chickens, love flowers - they are magnifique to eat!

Easter lilies so savory (as most bulb flowers are, except tulips--hmmm candy - Joanie B. likes red the best, Alice favors yellow)...

Annuals - so delicate and sweet - they melt in a chicken's mouth as they shred them to bits...

Pure scrump-tious-ness - the flowers, not the stems and stalks and leaves...as you can see by this photo of Laurenjoan's garden...

 

 What to do, what to do - if you are a flower lover and NOT a chicken?  You, being a discerning person who loves flowers, as they are magnifique to look at....what to do?

Why go to your local SCCLD Library - or simply go on line to www.sccl.org and order up a few books and such that will arm you offensively for a beautiful garden, a place to see and enjoy flowers whether in a pot, or in a vase, or in a book, or in a bedtime story...

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!
Free-range Chicken Gardens
Free-range Chicken Gardens
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too!


A Backyard Flower Garden for Kids
A Backyard Flower Garden for Kids
Where should your garden grow? -- What should you grow? -- Butterflies, birds, and you -- Planting time -- No space? No worries!

Rocks, Dirt, Worms & Weeds
Rocks, Dirt, Worms & Weeds

Jeff Hutton shows you and your kids how to grow your own food and your favorite flowers, attract butterflies, create crafts, & more.

Outside your Window
Outside your Window

This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature, from planting acorns or biting into crisp apples to studying tide pools.

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers
Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers

A biography of First Lady Bird Johnson who reminded citizens about the importance of conserving natural resources and promoted the beautification of cities and highways by planting wildflowers.


Planting A Rainbow
Planting A Rainbow
This educational picture book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth.

 chicken and violets

Photo above from:  Countryfarm Lifestyles

 

violets

Top Ten Edible Flowers Your Chickens Will Love

 

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**Interested in reading more Alice & Joanie B. adventures?? Well then, click here**

 

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