Bobbos – Handcrafted Bird Houses in fun designs

Bird Houses that are fun and functional. Bobbos are hand-carved and hand-painted. Bobbo bird houses are produced from fast growth renewable albesia wood. The paints and finishes used are non-toxic. These unique, functional birdhouse designs come complete with cleanouts, a necessity for our flying friends. Large entrance hole will attract a wide variety of songbirds.…

Seed Starting

Spring is coming! And believe it or not, it’s already time to start those seeds indoors for stronger and more productive plants. Starting seeds indoors can save you money versus buying plants later in the season. It also gives you a chance to try your hand at plants not otherwise available, or those that grow…

Rustic Silhouettes

These unique rusty metal bird silhouettes will add interest to any garden landscape. Mount to wooden stakes, posts, deck rails, fences, tree branches, blocks of wood, even on top of wooden bird feeders or bird houses as a finial to create a rustic natural look. Can also be used as a decorative display indoors. Made…

Fatwood – Giving your fire a needed boost

FATWOOD 100% all-natural firestarter for fireplaces, barbeques, chimeneas, stoves, and firepits! Why? Because even well-seasoned firewood sometimes needs a little help getting going. What is it? All Natural! In short, Fatwood is pine stumps left as waste after logging. The resin which lends it its excellent firestarting ability accumulates naturally within the stump over time.…

5 Fantabulous Weekend Projects

1. Create a Bird Sanctuary Creating a bird sanctuary sounds like a pretty big project with a pretty big name, but basically it boils down to creating a space that is welcoming and ideal for birds. Birds need water, food, places to protect them from predators and places to build nests. In order to attract…

Keep those Nectar Feeders Clean!

Experts say that hummingbirds will starve rather than consume spoiled feeder syrup, so a dirty feeder isn’t likely to cause harm. But it may cost you the pleasure of their company if they abandon your yard for more reliable food sources elsewhere.  So if you would like to enjoy your hummingbirds all summer long, follow…

Bird of the Month: Yellow Warbler

North America has more than 50 species of warblers, but few combine brilliant color and easy viewing quite like the Yellow Warbler.  Males are a bright, egg-yolk yellow with reddish streaks on the under-parts. Both sexes flash yellow patches in the tail. The face is unmarked, accentuating the large black eye. Look for Yellow Warblers…

Hanging Basket parenting 101

It’s not easy being a new parent, and don’t you wish those precious bundles came with instructions? Well, they do. I’m talking about hanging baskets, of course. I can’t help you with the other kind of parenting. Hanging baskets are pretty easy once you get the “hang” of them. Here’s a handy summary of everything…

Grackle: The Univited Dinner Guest

by Jamie Haas It’s that time of year when the grackles are introducing themselves to our feeders. They really are pretty birds with their iridescent purple hues and white eye ring. But soon they will be driving people who feed birds a little crazy. With their ravenous appetites and large numbers they can be a…