We live in an area where hummingbirds are here all year long, even when it is bitterly cold, raining, etc. We keep feeders out all year long and have learned a lot in the past 11 years. I have planted flowers that bloom all year. When the season is over for one, another is ready to bloom. Some flowers, like pineapple sage, only bloom in fall and winter and they are red! Bonus. A lot of people don’t understand how important it is to keep feeders clean, change the nectar and clean the feeders every 3 days…no excuses, and that not doing this will kill a hummingbird with an invisible fungus. None of us wants to be responsible for the detriment of our beautiful, tiny friends.
The attached article at the link will give you expert advice on how to make perfect nectar. NO RED DYE PLEASE. Although it says to boil the water, you really don’t have to. A lot of people do it so that the sugar dissolves faster. I make a gallon at a time and I use warm filtered water. Yes, one gallon is what it takes to keep up with my little bird friends’ appetites!
For more information, Click here: perfect hummingbird food
personally, i think i would leave out the dawn as i don’t want a sticky floor. vinegar and water is a sufficient cleaner and adding essential oils can also work as a disinfectant. just my opinion from past experience using vinegar and water as a cleaner.
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i have always loved lemon balm. the smell is true to its name with a lovely, strong lemon smell. there are so many helpful uses for this herb. in some climates, it reseeds and can take over so keep that in mind when planting. #lemonbalm#herbs#herbalremedies#healthy
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gardening with cinnamon…whew knew?
this stuff is amazing. i couldn’t have gotten through my life without it. i mean, 6 kids… red lipstick on white carpet in a rental… wd40 saves the day! i love this stuff!
40 unusual uses for WD-40
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i have used borax when making my homemade laundry detergent, for getting rid of ants… i mix borax with some tang. that way i can see how much i’m spreading… the ants like the tang because of all the sugar and carry it back to the nest. the other ants eat it and voila, no more ants. check out this link for many other uses for borax.
31 uses for borax
simple tips and suggestions you will be amazed by. i mean so simple, why didn’t we already know these? share with your friends and amaze them with your knowledge! 🙂
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