Every spring it happens—stunning, jewel-toned tiny birds come flitting through our yards on their way back home from their winter habitats in the south. The earliest sightings are usually in the warm, southern states around late February.
If you’d like to attract more of the little birds, get up to date on hummer facts and fiction, and read our tips for creating a hummingbird friendly habitat in your yard. If you’re curious about what species of hummers you’ve got, the most common varieties in the US are Allen’s, Rufous, Anna’s, Costa’s, and Ruby-Throated. You can get more info about these, and other, species at the World of Hummingbirds Catalog. Did you know that there are over 300 species of hummingbird in the world, and that 51 of them are endangered in some way?
To attract more hummingbirds, you want to create an inviting habitat—that includes water, places to perch, shade, sun, feeders full of nectar, and lots of tiny bugs. Obviously, you don’t want to use pesticides in your garden—you want those bugs for the hummingbirds. Attract enough hummingbirds, and you won’t have a bug problem! Continue reading
Candles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes from tiny tea lights to giant pillar candles. To keep your candles eco-friendly, stick to those made with soy, beeswax or other natural, plant-based waxes instead of paraffin. Scents can come from natural, essential oils, or even some fragrance oils. Candles add sparkle and dimension to your space and can create a festive, cozy or romantic atmosphere. Mixing and matching your candles will create a magical display for any occasion. Candles aren’t limited to the dining table, use them throughout your home to bring instant sparkle and charm. Continue reading
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Everywhere you turn, things are red and pink and filled with talk of love. Whether you’re planning dinner with a special someone, or just hanging out with friends, we’ve got a pair of spectacular drink recipes that can add a tasty toast to your night. Find locally-produced or organic ingredients to keep these libations as green as you are able, and raise a glass—to love, to friendship, to family, and to our planet. Because Valentine’s Day is all about love, of all kinds.
February… it’s still winter for most of the US, but thoughts of spring are already popping up. After all, it’s just around the corner! Warmer weather means fresh spring air and the thoughts of spring-cleaning. Continue reading
It’s Valentine’s Day, time to celebrate all things love, and we’ve got the perfect gift sets to make your shopping easy. Whether you’re giving a gift to that special someone in your life, saying “I love you” to your mom or sister, or even pampering yourself, these smart, sustainable sets have a little something for everyone.
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