I might have new tenants in my garden!
Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow were checking out the bird houses yesterday. Look closely and you can see her tail feathers sticking out of the hole, while the mister stands guard.
They were in and out most of the day, but I didn't see any nest building activity. I was hoping for finches, but sparrows will do. Last year, a finch nested on our front porch and gave birth to about six baby finches. I'd rather she made the mess in the garden, instead of the porch!
I tickle the blossoms with a soft paint brush every day. I have no idea if that will pollinate them or not, but it's worth a try. It's still not warm enough to set these large peppers outside, and they are doing beautifully in the plant window. That lilac tree outside the window is calling to me.....