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  •  I have a small one, and critters don't (11+ / 0-)

    seem to want to eat the berries. I am going to plant some wildlife-friendly crabapple trees this year, so maybe they'll have a dinner source in a few years.

    “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, 'My GOSH, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!” ― Dave Barry

    by Merry Light on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:48:26 AM PDT

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    •  When I bought my crabapple tree (10+ / 0-)

      several years ago, I purposely did it in spring to see which ones had no crabapples left on them and which ones did.  I wanted one that wildlife could eat, so I chose one that didn't have any crabapples left on it.  

      The sales person who rung me up thought I was a little daft for passing up the varieties that still had crabapples on them and thus passing up the winter-long visual interest.

      Of course, there are some critters I DON'T want to feed, so that's why I buy hosta in the fall so I can see which varieties have lasted all summer without becoming slug food.  ;-)

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