March 8th is Spring Forward Time! A Garden Review!
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Things Outside are Changing Quickly!
Spring, so much to do and so much pleasure in doing it too!
Special Care for Hummingbird Feeders!
Make only a cup of nectar at a time, so as not to waste all that sugar water. And remember, red dyes are NOT NECESSARY to attract those little flying gems. Your hummingbird syrup should be roughly 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water. The measurement does not have to be exact, but close is good. Use only 1/2 to 1 cup of syrup in your feeders (keep the rest in the refrigerator) until you are sure the hummingbirds have found you! Once you know they are coming to your feeders, go to town and fill it right up.
Maybe this is the year you decide to help the birds and the bees.
Building bird houses is also a lot of fun and an easy craft to share with your family as well. The most important thing to remember is that certain birds require different housing. Some are solitary breeders, while others love to be in community. You might have to do some research to find out what kinds of birds come to your neighborhood, before you start building. This review might help you get started! What you need to know about Basic Bird House Construction!
The Bees are Getting a Lot of Press Lately! The Key to Success
There are a few guidelines that will help you to help the bees!
- Plant a garden that will give lots of blooms all season long.
- Plant single flowered species rather than the big double and triple flowers. The singles produce more nectar and the bees can easily get to it.
- Plant lots of different annuals as well as perennials.
- Build a bee house.
- Have a water source available too!
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