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Garden Gate: Episode 216 – Hummingbirds and Orioles (May 21, 2021)

  t’s the time of year again when we’re all so excited to orioles and hummingbirds. You can feel the excitement in the air. People are chatting online trying to figure out when these sweet birds arrive. And when they do–we hear about it! I suggest getting your feeders out the first week of May. […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 215 – Kitras glass (May 7, 2021)

Hand blown glass from Fergus Ontario. The colours reflect beautifully when hanging in the garden or under a tree. We have a variety of sizes and styles. Some are on our website, but not all.   3″ glass hearts, 3″ Blossom balls, 3″ Tree of Life and larger 6″ tree of life. We even have […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 213 – Reducing bird strikes on your windows (Apr 9, 2021)

If you’re bringing birds to your garden by feeding them or planting lots of native plants, then you also want to make sure that you aren’t creating hazards for them. Birds hitting windows kill millions of birds every year. On this episode I share a few tips on how to reduce or eliminate birds strikes. […]

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Garden Gate” Episode 212 Bird houses

Besides bird feeders and bird baths, some birds also need nesting boxes. We carry a few different lines from different suppliers, but they’re all made in Canada. Our most popular are the practical designs by Animal House Creations in Lakefield, Ontario. We have houses for chickadees, wrens, woodpeckers, owls, blue birds, robins, doves, butterflies and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 211- Suet and peanuts for the birds (March 12th, 2021)

In the colder months, suet and peanuts are excellent sources of fat for the birds. This helps to keep them warm during long cold winter nights. Our peanut ring is one feeder that customers (and the birds) love! These can be filled with whole peanuts and also our perfectly sized suet balls (available in 6 […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 210 -Eliminating Grackles and starlings (Feb. 26, 2021)

Once we hit March, the grackles and starlings are starting to show up at feeders again. They can be so annoying and will take over your bird feeders and scare away all the more appealing birds. On this episode I show you some different feeders, and seed that you can offer to help eliminate them […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 209 – Plants to attract birds to your garden

Often times our customers will wonder why they aren’t getting birds to their feeders. On this episode I show you some different trees, shrubs and perennials that you can add to your garden to attract a wider variety of birds. Birds are not attracted to yards with only grass. They find food in trees, shrubs […]

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