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Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

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All my herbs planted in a small portable container. Make cute signs for your planters by painting extra large craft sticks and 1 paint stick in an assortment of bright colors.  Attach large craft sticks to paint stick with Waterproof Sticky Ass Glue .  Add a cute saying and spray design with Thompsons Water Seal Multi-Surface Waterproofer clear spray.

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Just Humming Along Wagon

Just Humming Along Flower Garden Planter - Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

Just Humming Along Wagon

Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta.


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Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Here are 10 flowers to plant.

Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

 

 

0 In Bird Recipes Crafts & Care/ Birds/ Gardening/ Nikki Lynn Design - The Midwest Life - Cook, Craft, Grow & Travel.

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Recipe





Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this speciality mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

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Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving.  Can’t beat that.  Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house.  Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.
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Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The coopers hawk in my garden. The bird feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds and strike.  





Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The Coopers hawk in my garden, he enjoys parking himself on my deck rail or the neighbor’s fence and watching over the yard.  The backyard feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds eat their fill and then strike them in flight as they leave.

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Snowman Seed Ornament

Snowman seed ornament contains peanuts and nyjer seed. The ornament can attract: American goldfinches, Common redpolls, Dark-eyed juncos, goldfinches...

Snowman Seed Ornament

Snowman seed ornament contains peanuts and nyjer seed.

 

The Ornament Can Attract 
American goldfinches, California quail, Common redpolls, Dark-eyed juncos, European goldfinches, Hoary redpolls, House finches, Indigo buntings, Lesser goldfinches, Mourning doves, Pine siskins, Purple finches, Song sparrows, Towhees, Grackles, Crows, Jays, Ravens, Woodpeckers and Northern Cardinals.

Snowman Birdseed Ornament

 

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Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers.  People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure.  That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling.  Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.

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Keep Birdbaths Fresh and Clean

Keep Birdbaths Fresh and Clean





Keep Birdbaths Fresh and Clean

I’m a little embarrassed to say that my birdbath is a mess right now.  Over time, the summer weather turns hot and I get “busy.”  Too busy to stay on top of cleaning a bird bath.  If I am not out there to change the water every day it isn’t easy to keep bird baths fresh and clean.

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Flower Pot Chair

Flower Pot Chair - Garden Flower Pot Planter

Flower Pot Chair
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Simplicity.  Bold, bright and blue painted flower pot chair paired with striking white and pink geraniums annuals in the very pot they were purchased in.  Simple way to add character to a plain porch.




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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online.  In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones.  After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below.  If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
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Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder

Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder

Adirondack Chair Squirrel Feeder

Can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Squirrels are fun little critters to watch in your yard. Add some extra fun by providing this extra cute adirondack chair squirrel feeder to your yard.

 

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Monarch Caterpillar Battling Aphids Over Milkweed

One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.


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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches





Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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