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Garden Gate: Episode 199 – Beautiful sweet goldfinches

  Learn all about the beautiful American Goldfinch on this episode. We show you different feeders that attract these sweet little birds and we also talk about why they may stop feeding from your finch feeders! Find a selection of finch feeders on our website here.

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Garden Gate: Episode 198 – Weather sticks (Sept. 11, 2020)

A weather stick is a traditional means of weather prediction. It is a piece of balsam fir mounted outdoors. It twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity environments. They’re incredibly simple – just a stick with the bark removed and a little piece of the tree’s trunk left attached so that you can […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 197-Dog Bite Steel (August 28th, 2020)

https://youtu.be/XHaGrlrJeG8 We always have a great time visiting with artists J.P Schoss and Brenda Tucker of Dog Bite Steel.  Our vehicle comes back packed with great pieces!  And they never last long in the shop. Made from recycled propane and oil tanks, these colourful pieces add some quirkiness to your home or garden and are […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 196-Using compressed seed cylinders (Aug 14th 2020)

A few years ago our bird food supplier created these marvelous seed cylinders. They are made with the same great quality bird seed that we receive fresh weekly from Millcreek seed company, located in Ontario. 2-3lbs of quality bird food is compressed into these seed cylinders. Birds such as woodpeckers, blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees, pileated […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 193 – Supply and demand (July 3rd 2020)

    We’ve been busier than ever as have similar shops across North America. Just about everyone is putting up bird feeders and enjoying this new very relaxing hobby! Because we’ve all be so busy with this hobby some products are currently in very limited supply. Warehouses have been shut down and are just now […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 191 -Decor for your garden (June 5th 2020)

Buy Canadian! All of the wall art that we carry is made in Canada. We have items from Ontario to British Columbia. Beautiful windswept trees, concrete sculptures and super fun and quirky handmade pieces. Some pieces are powder coated steel so need very little care, others do well with a spray of clear coat if […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 190-Hummingbirds and Orioles (May 22 2020)

Early May is the best time to get your hummingbird and oriole feeders out. Sugar water is all you really need, but oriole also like grape jelly and orange halves. It is important to note, that the grape jelly needs to have sugar in it. Offering a sugar free jelly means the bird would not […]

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