A charming home for birds, this natural, woven grass bird nest is a perfect addition to any edible landscape. (More details) A good time to hang a birdhouse is in the fall or before winter so it can be weathered a bit for new broods raised in the spring. Find a location in your garden that will give protection from the hot sun throughout the spring and especially in the summer. To stay clear of infecting new broods or to keep out various organisms, clean the birdhouse thoroughly in the fall before winter or between broods.
Some of our favorite birds that like nesting homes are wren, chickadee, nuthatch, and the Eastern bluebird. However, for detailed information about other birds that also like birdhouses click here.
Sound holds everything together. One of the Sacred Truths in the Medicine Wheel of Peace is Hearing the Truth as it relates to Harmony-Wholeness that is found in the Sacred Space of all creation. The Truths teach All is One – One is All
As you sit in your garden just before sunrise, close your eyes to listen to the rhythm of harmony and wholeness. Personally experience the synthesis of the elements as you hear a water fountain’s soft gurgles over stones, the wind moving over you and through the garden and how the warm sunlight stimulates a beautiful wholeness in a bird’s song.
Allow total surrender to a magical moment. Take time to express your gratitude to the sounds of Harmony-Wholeness. Then, before leaving ask Mother Earth to heal a special relationship with Her Harmony, Wholeness and Love.
Hummingbirds need fresh water every day and like to dine on tubular-shaped flowers that match their long beak. Mostly attracted to red, their eyes also notice pink and orange. Similar to other nectar sippers large masses of flowers of one color and a large variety of different flowers are a favorite in the garden. Here are some of my favorites that are relatively easy to grow.
The edible California fuchsia, Zauschneria latifolia, Mexican honeysuckle, Justicia spicigera, Penstemon varieties, Sages, Honeysuckle varieties, Butterfly bush, Hibiscus