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Attracting and Keeping our Feathered Friends, the Songbirds
I'll be discussing how to attract them to your yard and more importantly keeping them coming back Feeders are available that have a tray attached below the feeder.)sunflower, safflower, suet mixtures, and thistle seed.suet in a hanging log feeder, cracked...
California
El Segundo
Two hummingbirds - Ruby and Little Jade
Little Jade and Ruby are gone now. Above in one of her rare sitting moments. I boil the water, but some sources say it isn't necessary. Below, nervous and flittering, taking a quick drink.They each have too much personality for the pedestrian names we...
California
El Segundo
Hummingbirds, Nature\'s Kamaikazes: Information and tips to enjoying them: Part 3
How can I attract them?”Put your feeders out in early spring before the migration starts. Bill Hilton Jr. was kind enough to answer a great number when I spoke with him here in west Kentucky, as he was banding hummingbirds, and educating people about...
California
El Segundo
Spotlight on Attracting and Feeding Wild Birds
If you don't have any living shrubs in your yard this fall (and it's too late to plant them), don't worry! In the meantime, you can take dry plants from your garden and create a brush pile in your yard.
California
El Segundo
Wooden Birds: The Carving Art of Murray Springthorpe
Those ships are truly amazing works of art. He cut an imposing figure, but had a mind that was equally as sharp and imposing. Soon Uncle Murray switched from carving ships to carving birds and some animals.The birds were much smaller and easier to display,...
California
El Segundo
Hummingbirds, Nature\'s Kamaikazes: Information and tips to enjoying them: Part 2
Is it lost?”As the Great Plains are becoming urbanized, there's fewer wide open spaces. Our feeders sit empty, cleaned, and waiting for their return in the Spring.. This plant is very well behaved, and easier to control in a garden setting.
California
El Segundo
The Squirrel in My Garden
He picked up another and another, he had never had more than one peanut a day before, yum yum yum. He'd go up to the windows and look inside, hoping against hope that he would find a new home.One day he heard a commotion a few houses away.
California
El Segundo
Making Your Own Bird Cakes, Rendering Fat for Suet
When it looks like all of the fat has melted or you have enough for your project, take the pan off the heat and let it cool. Here is the frugal way to make your own for next to nothing, plain or fancy! Why render the fat?
California
El Segundo
Recycling for Birds - Food for Thought
Glue in a small piece of screen over the holes to keep small seed from falling through the drainage holes.Cut three 20-inch pieces of wire. Tea cups mounted on copper tubing or hanging from a tree make a charming addition to the garden.Check out the garage...
California
El Segundo
From Nature Back to Nature: Bird Feeders from Vines
Now the fun part begins. After the third wrap around, begin to wind the strands of vines around the circle that your wrapping has created. Once you get to the end of your strips of vines, begin to tuck one end at a time into the wound circle that you...
California
El Segundo
Hummers at your window - a great gift idea!
Having no real knowledge of them at the time, but a burning desire to get to know them, I decided to purchase several feeders.I already had a bottle-type feeder in my closet that I had purchased just after we bought our house in anticipation of having...
California
El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Book Review: Gardening for the Birds
This book is also written with the urban gardener in mind. Butterfly eggs and caterpillars are simply dinner to many birds, lizards, wasps and flies. He also discusses commercially purchased foods and lists what species prefer each one.
California
El Segundo
Recycle Your Christmas Tree! Make a Peanut Butter Feeder from a Section of its Trunk to Attract Birds to Your Garden
For those who had a cut tree for the holidays, it's time to haul it to the curb. We pounded it in next to the birdfeeder and hung seed and suet treats in its branches. Odds are good that one of your neighbors will be throwing out a cut tree.
California
El Segundo
Crafting With Pine Cones, Nature\'s Perfect Ornament!
You'll find them worked into wreaths and garlands, in a centerpiece, potpourri, hanging as an ornament on the tree or scented and placed in a basket. You can dip the cone again to obtain a thicker coat of wax.
California
El Segundo
Seedling Bird Protection: How To Keep Birds From Eating Seedlings
Unfortunately, no matter how hard you worked on that garden, there's always someone waiting to help themselves to your bounty. Once you've got your material of choice stretched over the frame, pull it tightly and weight it down with rocks or secure it...
Ohio
Willoughby
Hummingbirds, Nature\'s Kamikazes: Attracting and enjoying the Ruby-throat hummingbird: Part I
They're fickle and quite unpredictable, leading the gardener on a never ending quest for the Holy Grail of hummingbird plants. Or, to make your own hummingbird food, simply combine 1 part white sugar to 4 parts hot water.
California
El Segundo
What Keeps Squirrels Away: How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Garden
But be aware that any squirrel repellent eventually becomes ineffective as squirrels become use to it.If you are looking to kill squirrels, anticoagulant or acute toxin bait traps will accomplish that.
Ohio
Willoughby
Gifts From Your Garden; Easy Ideas and Crafts
Resist the urge to put a little sticky tape on the back of your leaves. Both yield great results. I found out the hard way that it doesn't work. One is a flat board, designed to be displayed in a frame.
California
El Segundo
This is for the Birds!
When cold weather sets in, bird-watching from my kitchen window is a lively pastime. This spring, I'll spend some of that seed money to add even more to the winter smorgasbord! Something that will last longer than a day or two, and give me enjoyment all...
California
El Segundo
Keeping Squirrels Out Of Gardens: Tips On Protecting Tomatoes From Squirrels
Do squirrels eat tomatoes? If you're using a homemade, food-safe chili pepper spray, you can apply it directly to your developing tomatoes to deter hungry critters. They certainly do, and if you've ever lost tomatoes to a squirrel attack, you may be wondering...
Ohio
Willoughby
How to Keep Avocados From Ripening
Ethylene gas aids in the ripening process. Place the sack in a kitchen cupboard. When storing the avocados, you don't want to store them with ethylene gas-producing produce. An avocado won't ripen until harvested -- and if harvested too soon will never...
California
Santa Monica
Dave\'s Garden Journal Part 3: More advanced options
Enjoy the respite from a cultivar-cluttered brain and revel in your new garden journal anytime you need a break from the heat of the summer garden or the winter doldrums! Hopefully you've already set up a basic Dave's Garden Journal through the first...
California
El Segundo
Dave\'s Garden Journal Part 2: Getting started
They are blue because they are a clickable link and the (0) means you haven't filed anything under that specific category, yet.1. From the main page, scroll down and click on the category you want to add to.
California
El Segundo
How to use the Dave\'s Garden Blog feature
The difference is, you can't misplace your blog on Dave's! Read on to get started using this great tool today. Take note, however, that multiple entries on one day will be posted in chronological order.
California
El Segundo
Backyard Birding in Winter
So in reality, I have developed two levels of bird watching:, which is spur-of-the-moment appreciation defined by noticing birds from a window or admiring them during a quick walk outdoors., which begins with baiting the birds by scattering nutritious...
California
El Segundo
How to Keep Squirrels Out of Flower Pots
Wear protective gloves and eyewear when spraying chemical products, spray only on calm days without wind and don't use the products on edible plants during the fruit-bearing season.For more information on squirrel deterrents, visit .
California
Santa Monica
Beginning to Bird
They are a lot of fun to watch as they circle around the trunk of a tree. Thankfully, at this point in my birding journey, science websites came to the rescue to answer my questions as they do each day for everyone who wants to know more about birds.
California
El Segundo
How to Keep Gladiolus From Falling Over
You may need to watch the sun's pattern in your garden on a typical summer day to figure this out.Plant your bulbs, lining them up against the wall or fence in your garden. As they grow, they will use that wall as support.
California
Santa Monica
How to Keep Avocados From Ripening Fast
The refrigerator helps to slow down the ripening.Remove the avocados from the refrigerator two days before you plan to prepare them. Store the avocados in the refrigerator in the produce drawer.Keep the avocados in the refrigerator for three to five days.
California
Santa Monica