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Featured Plant of the Month!
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This awesome plant matures quickly up to six feet tall and wide with bright green foliage that has a pointed tip and grows in clusters along the branches. During the warmer weather, the leaves are covered in fine hairs. With cooler temperatures, the foliage turns crimson-green. Tubular, orange-red blossoms appear in the spring and continue to bloom into the heat of the summer, attracting hummingbirds.
FUN SUMMER PROJECT
DIY Bird Feeder From Recycled Materials
Attract birds to your yard with this project that’s fun for kids of all ages! With this DIY bird feeder, you can welcome more birds into your backyard by re-purposing empty milk cartons.
What you will need:
- 1 milk or juice carton
- Cord, ribbon, or wire
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Decorations recycled from household materials or crafts
- Craft or hot glue
How to make it:
- Step 1: Cut a large hole in the center of one side of the carton, starting several inches from the bottom.
- Step 2: Beneath this large hole, cut a small hole to poke a stick through. This will provide a perch for dining birds.
- Step 3: Cut two small holes on either side of the top of the carton to thread the rope or wire through.
- Step 4: Paint and decorate your feeder. Want to make your backyard birds a cottage? An apartment building? Use your imagination!
- Step 5: Fill with birdseed.
- Step 6: Hang your feeder in a spot about five feet from the ground, preferably with a good view from your window.
GREEN GODDESS GARDENING 101:
- Check all your plants on a regular basis to see if they get enough water. It is good to check the drippers every 2 weeks to see if they are not clogged.
- Deep water your trees (irrigation is great)