Saturday, July 7, 2012

SeedsNBeans on youtube!

SeedsNBeans has had a busy summer, expanding to the Manitowoc Farmers Market as well as continuing in the Two Rivers Market. You'll find us at both markets most Saturdays, at Manitowoc Tuesday afternoons, and at Two Rivers Wednesday afternoons. A satisfied bat house customer recently visited the Manitowoc Farmers Market with his camera to film the market for youtube. You'll find the SeedsNBeans display right at the beginning of the video. Keep watching to see some of the quality offerings at the Manitowoc Farmers Market! Shop Local!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bring on the Hummers!

I recently came across a tip aimed at attracting hummingbirds to your feeders: Purchase a hanging basket in full bloom right now. Choose a red flower, specifically a type that attracts hummingbirds. Petunias and fuschias are both good choices. I chose petunias because they can take more sun, though they will require a great deal of water to keep the flowers going. Put out your hanging planter as soon as possible to lure in hummers as they search for nesting sites. Place hummingbird feeders nearby. I have seen hummers in our yard when certain plants/shrubs are flowering, but have not had great luck keeping them around. I currently have a basket of red petunias hanging outside in an effort to increase our hummer traffic. It already seems to have attracted more butterflies right up by the house! As with any feeder, be sure to clean your hummingbird feeders regularly. Keep in mind that sugar water will not last as long in direct sunlight. I've also had issues with keeping the stoppers/feeding tubes in the bottles when I put feeders in the direct sun, so I'm going to place mine near the petunia basket, but out of the direct sunlight. Stay tuned for photos later this week!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring is Here!

Spring is here and SeedsNBeans is ready! We've been busy building a variety of unique bird houses, bird feeders, including our unique porch swing feeder, bat houses, and even butterfly houses for your garden! Many birds are out looking for nesting sites already, and will choose locations with food and water sources nearby. If you want to lure them to your yard for summer viewing, it is important to get started now! SeedsNBeans has feeders and birdhouses to make your feathered friends happy this spring. Come see us at the Manitowoc Main Street Market on Saturday mornings, or check out our Etsy listings here.