Gardeners love the company of birds in the garden... most of the time. They're not such beautiful creatures when they strip your bushes of berries the day before they ripen. Or when they wake you every morning pecking for insects outside your bedroom window. Mona Zemsky offers us some insights gleaned from working with the venerable Bird-X, Inc., a company devoted to "non-lethal, non-harmful, environmentally safe and ecologically sound products" for controlling birds. How's that for a mouthful? I've used their netting on my blueberries and although it took some patience on my part, it did work. So let's see what Mona recommends to make peace with the birds in our gardens and yards.