Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lets give it up for the Birds

Having Birds come to your Garden Paradise to me is very important Check out some of these great links to some cool Bird Sites I have made:

Edible Bird Feeders - Here you will find some very UNIQUE Bird Feeders that are all edible for your feathered friends. Now that is cool.

Beautiful Birdhouses - Here I feature some really Beautiful Birdhouses made by Home Bazaar - some of these are really extravagant.

For The Birds - A page dedicated to our wild feathered friends - with some great Bird Houses, Bird Feeders, Bird Watching Window Boxes, Books , Photos and more.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Musa Basjoo Banana Tree

One of my favorite trees in my yard is the Musa Basjoo Banana Tree. The Musa Basjoo Banana Tree is a cold hardy fast grower that brings a tropical feel to any yard - almost anywhere you live. We love this tree and it is not only a fast grower at 1' to 2' growth per week, but a beauty that gets the conversation going when the guests come. Living in PA it is amazing to see such a tropical beauty growing right in your own yard. I know have 3 of them and love to watch them grow so big in just one season.
I have made a page giving you all the information you need to have one yourself and how to care for them - CLICK HERE to visit for more info.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When life brings you rain - Catch it

Do you love the sound of rain falling, watching the droplets hit the ground and making a small splash? Have you ever given much thought about rain drops or rain in general? Some do not enjoy when it rains, but rain is so important to life. Why not sit back and enjoy the rain for once and even catch it.
There are so many ways you can really enjoy the rain instead of at times cursing it cause we get wet or it ruins or day. You can get cool Rain Catchers and watch and listen as the rain cascades down instead of the same old rain gutter. Or how about a Rain Barrel and catch that rain and recycle it to water your flowers and plants.
If you are interested in enjoying the rain next time it falls then you should check out my Squidoo page on all the ways you can catch that rain HERE.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Butterfly

Who does not love to see Butterflies in their garden? Do butterflies amaze you like they amaze me? They are so graceful as they fly so quietly through the air as they make us smile when we see them. Their life cycle is so very interesting and amazes us all. A Butterfly is an amazing creature - if only the world had more of them.
Do you have a Butterfly Garden? Do you have the right flowers in your yard to attract the Butterflies? Their are many types you can plant to bring them to you so you can see them all the time. Plant a Butterfly Bush and bring them to your yard - you will be so happy you did.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Black-Eyed Susan

The Black-Eyed Susan grows in my yard every year - does it grow in yours? I absolutely loves this wildflower and it is so easy to grow and every year it comes back bigger and better. Not only does it add great color to my yard I am able to take its seeds and make lots of new plants.
There are many varieties of Black-Eyed Susan, but most of us know the common Yellow and Brown Center variety.

Some quick facts for you: The Black-Eyed Susan is the state flower of Maryland. When cut, they have a vase life of 6 to 10 days. And they Reseed The botanic name for Black Eyed Susan is Rudbeckia Named after Olaus Olai Rudbeck (1660- 1740) a Swedish physician and botanist. And while black eyed is simple - the plants have a black eye - none of my resources tell me who Susan was. :-) Snails, slugs, and aphids eat the leaves of this plant. Rabbits and deer eat the entire plant.

So if you are looking to grow a Beautiful flower in your yard this year then check out my page on The Black Eyed Susan and you will find all the resources you need on care to buying the seeds.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fun Watering Cans

Watering your plants with some Fun Watering Cans can help make this chore less boring. You can get watering cans in a variety of styles like Animals, Birds, Bugs, Cans with Faces and more...

So if you need to step up that plant watering because your plants are all dying - maybe this is exactly what you need. If you do not think that will help - they get silk plants.