A forced change in schedule is always an eye-opener. Due to some car problems, I’ve had to rearrange my schedule and stay put more than I’d prefer. But, it’s helped me to focus my attention and I’ve actually gotten a lot done in the past 10 days. It’s also helped me to enjoy the small moments of my life more than usual.
I’ve found myself thinking, Why don’t I do this more often? While I’m sure there are lots of answers to that question, I’ll save them for another post. Instead, let me show you what I’ve been doing…
Make It For The Birds
During the warmer seasons, I love looking out onto my patio and backyard. There’s so much color and activity.
Now that the flowers and birds are gone it’s been pretty boring outside. I’ve probably noticed it more since my own wings have been clipped! But whether it’s hot or cold, I love seeing nature in my yard, so I hatched a plan to lure my cold-weather winged friends back where I could see them. I already have evergreen shrubs and trees planted around the perimeter of my yard. I just needed to make my patio area a little more inviting.
A Winter Patio Garden
I’ve had a great time creating a winter bird-friendly patio garden. I added a heated bird bath, a sturdy feeder, seasonal berries, and shelter. Using the fresh greens available during the holiday season made it very simple. When selecting my winter decor I included lots of berries such as privet, holly, juniper and red cedar. Winter birds love all of those. I also incorporated some cleansing herbs such as oregano and dried hyssop. And then just in case my winged friends were a bit on the obtuse side, I made sure to incorporate some bright red items to get their attention.
Here’s a few photos of my finished project.
I hope this gives you a few ideas in case you’re thinking of creating your own winter bird-friendly patio garden. As winter progresses I’m sure all the berries will disappear first. I’ll add a few halves of oranges filled with peanut butter, seeds, and meal-worms. I’ll also be adding a few different kinds of seeds. I think that will keep my bird friends happy. If you see any hungry birds wandering around, you can send them my way. I have plenty of food!
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