Category: Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Garden Musings at Our Fairfield Home & Garden

As I stroll through the garden, I love to note the small evolutions that have taken place from year to year. Letting the lawn grow naturally into predominately clover and violets has been an effort but worthwhile. It took a few years of digging up nut sedge and plantain by hand, but now the clover

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Repurposed Birdbath Succulent Planter

Succulent Birdbath

Sometimes things just fall into place, you know? A sweet friend dropped off two egg cartons full of divisions from her Hens & Chicks last week. I had been trying to decide where to plant them and hadn’t settled on an idea yet. Then, yesterday I saw my neighbors carrying their old birdbath to the

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

DIY ~ Natural Nesting Material Station for Birds

Natural Nesting Materials for Birds

It’s spring time and your garden birds are getting busy setting up housekeeping. Help them out by providing easy to find nesting materials! First of all, don’t be too tidy when cleaning up the garden. Leave some areas with small twigs, leaves, sticks, grass and plant clippings and short pieces of straw. Make sure any

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Wheelbarrow Water Feature

Recently, a good friend gave me his parents’ vintage metal wheelbarrow! It was just what I needed to put together a water feature that I had been dreaming about making for awhile. If you have an old wheelbarrow that is water tight, consider making a Wheelbarrow Water Feature from it. Less mess and maintenance than

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tour

Garden Bench

In the past month, we have hosted four garden tours here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden! That’s a lot of keeping things tidy – sort of like when you have your house on the market and everything has to look perfect all the time, but on the outside. Now it is time to relax

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

DIY ~ Easy Greenroof Birdhouses

Greenroof Birdhouses

Want a Greenroof Birdhouse but have limited carpentry tools and skills? I have just the project for you! I had been eyeing Greenroof Birdhouses for some time now, wanting to try them in our garden. But the average price of $50 each, not counting the plants, really put me off! So I figured out a

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Spring Fling! Our Fairfield Home and Garden’s Windowboxes

Birdhouse Themed Spring Windowbox

   For several weeks, our front porch has been the holding place for my gathering of spring bulbs, just waiting for the days to warm. Hardening off and adjusting to cool nights in a protected area have kept the blooms from bolting. Finally spring has arrived and I can start working in the garden again.

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Valentine’s Day Windowboxes

Valentine's Day Windowbox

It is a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit today, perfect for switching the winter windowboxes over for Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking up a design for these Valentine’s Day Windowboxes, my first order of business was to salvage the winter greens and keep it simple. Can you tell I’m not so crazy about the cold?

A member of “Birdhouse Anonymous,” I currently have 68 decorative and functional birdhouses displayed in our garden! (The birds decide which are which!). And, of course, there are also many birdbaths, feeders and plantings specifically designed to make our yard a bird habitat.

Birdfeeders ~ Use What You Have!

Teacup Birdfeeders

 Recently, our weather has been Arctic and I decided to add more feeding stations for the birds who visit our winter garden. Trying to use what is already on hand is a favorite goal of mine. It just so happened that I had picked up a box of blue and white dishes for a song

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