Earlier this week, I had a single day full of landscape consults. I enjoy helping people with their plants and landscapes.
My second consult of the day was with a couple who had just moved here from Ohio. They had questions about one of the Saguaro cactus, which was leaning a bit as well as other general gardening questions.
As I was walking up the driveway, the homeowner called out and told me to approach slowly and quietly. Then she pointed to her ceramic planter…
It was a colorful ceramic planter that was in the shape of a chicken.
But, the planter itself isn’t what she was talking about.
It was what was inside….
Can you see her?
Here is a closer look…
This little mama is a Gambel’s Quail, who was busy sitting on her eggs.
I just love it when I am able to see nesting birds in unusual spots, don’t you?
After I moved away and she flew away for a short while. So, I moved in and took a quick picture.
She will certainly be busy once her 13 chicks hatch.
The father was close by and kept a close eye on me until I moved on.
Gambel’s Quail are a quite abundant throughout the Sonoran desert. In the spring, both the male and female take care of the young, who look like little balls of fluff. They are very cute.
I have been quite busy lately, trying to get all of my consults done and articles written.
Because I am headed out on a road trip in less then a week!
I plan to share my trip with you, (if you like) and will post more details soon 🙂consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."