Crystal Rennicke

Crystal Rennicke

Birds and Blooms Editorial Policies

For almost three decades, Birds & Blooms has been inspiring outdoor enthusiasts to have a lifelong love of birding, gardening and nature. We are the #1 bird and garden magazine in North America and a trusted online resource for anyone who enjoys the beauty in their backyard and beyond. In addition to our staff of experienced gardeners and bird-watchers, we hire individuals who have years of education and hands-on experience with birds, bird feeding, gardening, butterflies, bugs and more. Our content is written by trusted journalists and fact-checked by bird and garden pros for accuracy.


How to Test Your Soil pH and Texture at Home

Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests. Find out how to check your soil pH and soil texture.

The Gardener’s Guide to Xeriscaping

What is xeriscaping and is it right for your yard? Use this drought garden strategy to conserve water in any environment.

9 Proven Tips to Attract Nesting Birds

Learn how to attract nesting birds to visit your backyard, including robins, bluebirds and wrens, with these helpful tips from readers.