May 2011

Begonia Pots: The Perfect Home for Birds

We bought a pot of sweet pink begonias to hang on our porch because it is a favorite of my aunt, who lives with us. Unfortunately, the flowers did not last very long, and we weren’t sure as to why. We watered them well, gave them plenty of sunlight, and couldn’t figure out their cause of death.

It turned out that the begonias did not die due to our own neglect or ineptitude (though my spider plant did, which is insane, if you know anything about spider plants); it was because a family of birds decided to set up shop in the begonias, killing them—and filling our porch with the sound of baby birds. Which was the better deal? I’d rather have the birds than the flowers, really, though we’ll have to get my aunt some new begonias.