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.

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

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’s Top 2014 Posts

Our Fairfield Home & Garden's Top Ten Posts of 2014

  Our Fairfield Home and Garden has had a great year! Garden and home projects that look great, are economical and able to be done by the average person are our focus. Here are the readers’ favorites for 2014. Just wait. I have lots more up my sleeve for 2015!  Number 1 of all Our

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.

Natural Holiday Bird Wreath

Natural Holiday Bird Wreath

Make a Natural Holiday Bird Wreath  Want to decorate naturally for the holidays and feed the birds, too? Mt. Cuba Center held a wonderful workshop on “Making Natural Holiday Wreaths Birds Will Love” and my friend and I were two of the happy participants. Under the tutelage of Donna Wiley and Bev Kostek, we all created our

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