Category Archive for: ‘Backyard Wildlife’

bug hotel fence art

Jazz Up the Outdoors with DIY Bug Hotel Fence Art

If you have an eyesore of a fence, or even just want to add some deck decor, this Bug Hotel Fence Art is the perfect fit! Natural and found elements such as branches, seed heads, bamboo, and moss are set in a wooden frame as four-season art. With materials collected from the garden it looks right at home as the …

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Pretty Pollinators: Create a Butterfly Garden

Attract Pretty Pollinators with an Irresistible Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are beautiful to watch flitting about the garden and they are essential pollinators for a large number of plants. Many butterfly populations are dwindling right now, but with a few minor tweaks in the garden, we can help save these pretty pollinators, and enjoy their beauty and benefit in the garden at the same time. Read on to discover …

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Butterfly On Orange In DIY Butterfly Feeder

How to Make a Butterfly Feeder

Butterflies are magical creatures that grace us with their beauty. Their bright colors are a welcome addition to any garden. As with bees, they are essential pollinators. How do you attract them your yard? There are many plants that they love, but an easy way to attract butterflies to your garden is to make a butterfly feeder. Supplies Plate Mason …

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Butterfly weed

What’s So Special About Milkweed?

Milkweed is a gorgeous flower that comes in many stunning varieties and makes a beautiful addition to any garden, but there’s more to it than just a pretty face! Milkweed is also integral to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and planting it in the garden can help save these beneficial critters whose numbers are dwindling. Garden photographer and …

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painted apiary

How to Make Gorgeous Painted Beehives

People have been creating intricately painted beehives for hundreds of years. It is a practical and fun way to make hives into a form of garden art, as well as a great way to get children involved and teach them about the importance of bees. Kim Lehman is the author of the fabulous book Beekeeper’s Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments …

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design a container garden that provides food for backyard birds

Design a Beautiful Bird-Friendly Winter Container Foraged from Your Yard

Even though holiday decorating is finished for the year, you can still get outside and clip greenery for a bird-friendly winter container. Winter birds are a lovely addition to the garden and this container garden not only looks gorgeous to us, but it’s a heavenly treat for our feathered friends! This design will take your garden decor right through to the …

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