The joy of watching birds is something that many people enjoy and one of the ways to attract them to your home is by offering them an easy meal. Bird feeders are great garden additions because they are safe on birds and can keep them well-nourished. However, they need to be maintained in good condition and the following are a few tips that can help to keep them in place for years.
Amaranthus is a beauty to have in the garden. Amaranthus (Amaranth, Tampala, Tassel flower, Flaming fountain, Fountain plant, Joseph’s coat, Love-lies-bleeding, Molten flower, Prince’s feather) is better known as a bold bedding plant rather than as an indoor plant, but it can be grown successfully on a windowsill or in the conservatory. In the summer and early fall the long and pendant tassels appear, each one made up of tiny blooms.
Amaranths are famed for their colorful grains, these can be in many different colors, especially purple and gold. The shrub bears reddish stems and the leaves turn bronzy as they age. Look for this one in the outdoor plant section of the garden center.
Provide a natural food source by planting shrubs to feed the birds – shrubs and trees that will provide berries and fruit to your birds all year long. What is wonderful about fruit bearing trees and shrubs is the glorious flowers they produce in advance of the flowers turning to seeds/berries that the birds just love.
If you plant a variety of shrubs that flower and fruit at different times of the year, your birds will have a natural source of food and you won\’t have to spend quite as much on bird seed either. It is especially important to have food for birds during the winter months.
How To Choose Your Pond Color? The colors you choose for several things, the clothes you wear, the walls of your house and even the armor color you select for your pond can speak volumes regarding your character. Competition blue is the most popular color amongst pond owners and there is a justified reason for it. Blue has a soothing influence on people as seeing it secretes soothing chemicals in the brain. You can expect that this is the exact reason a beach or an island has a relaxing influence on us. Many claim blue as their favorite color.
Blue is also the color of the sky and thus it serves as a natural choice for the color of a pool or a pond. Even on cloudy days these small bodies of water will appear clear and blue. For koi pond owners, the blue backdrop of the pond makes the beautiful oranges, pinks and reds of the fish stand out against the backdrop.