Isn't it beautiful? This is my newest birdfeeder from Birdfeeders.com. I have a weakness for pretty glass hummingbird feeders. I think there's something delicate about them that remind me of the bird itself.
I get such joy from my hummingbird friends. Here in Michigan, we see the Ruby-throated hummingbird. I love to encourage them to stop by each year by planting flowers that they particularly enjoy, such as Bee Balm, Petunias, Hollyhocks, Trumpet Vines, Columbine, and Honeysuckle. Once they come to your garden for the flowers, they'll hang around your feeder all summer long.
This particular feeder comes apart easily for convenient fill-up and cleaning. The pink glass bottle is solid and surrounded by pretty copper metal for added security to the glass and extra beauty. The feeder holes are bee resistant; I've seen the little hummers chased right away by bees, so this is really important.
You can make your own nectar with sugar and water, but there's always the mess and wondering if the ratio of sugar to water was correct. Instead, quickly make your own nectar for your feeder with this Perky-Pet product. Just add water (no boiling necessary)to make the perfect blend.
This is something new to me. Perky-Pet also offers a hummingbird feeder mop. It's just the right size to get inside the bottle and around the feeder holes. It's important to keep your feeder clean so the nectar does not ferment or mildew.
THE GREAT GARDEN GIVEAWAY BONANZA has begun!!
For the next ten weekdays in a row, I will be running a garden/outdoor giveaway!
This is Giveaway #1, brought to you Birdfeeders.com. Your winning package includes the hummingbird feeder, the instant nectar, and the feeder mop!
1. Just visit Birdfeeders.com, and come back here to leave a comment about something you'd like to own for your birds and garden.
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner or FeedBlitz or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or are already a subscriber.
3. For a third chance to win, Tweet or blog about this contest. Be sure to come back here and tell me about it for a separate entry.
3. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I can't reach you, your name will be disqualified, and I will draw again.
The winner will be chosen by Random.org.
Open to US residents only, 18+.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This contest ends on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at midnight ET. Good Luck!
See the sidebar to link to all 10 Great Garden Givaways!
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