Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Decorative Birdhouses Beckon Spring to Return

Spring can be a tease, giving us a few warm days with the promise of green leaves and budding tulips, and then taking it all back with a foot of snow and a week of blistering cold winds. We get so excited to run outdoors and seize a 60° day, and we want to hang on to the hope that soon the snow will end and Spring will be here to stay. These gorgeous weekends are often spent hiking, clearing away decomposing wet leaves, and pruning fruit trees with the hope that the last deep freeze has passed.

Spring Tulip by davidezartz

Preparing for Spring wakens our senses, allowing us to smell the fresh air while planning new landscaping designs for curb appeal and outdoor entertaining. This is also a great time for cleaning and putting up bird houses before the birds return for the season. Many rustic bird houses can withstand heavy snowfall, and decorative bird houses brighten up dull yards with vibrant colors and designs, while offering a safe residence for bird families.

Sconset Cottage Decorative Bird HouseSconset Cottage Decorative Bird House

Choices in decorative bird houses include Victorian houses, beach houses, cottages, churches, and castles. From cabin bird houses to club houses and the historic San Francisco Row bird house, decorative bird houses offer memories, beauty, and safety. Beckon the return of Spring and birds while enjoying the view of a brightly painted decorative bird house.

Victorian Cottage Decorative Bird HouseVictorian Cottage Decorative Bird House $31.95

Medieval Castle Decorative Bird HouseMedieval Castle Decorative Bird House

San Francisco Decorative Bird HouseSan Francisco Decorative Bird House

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bird Houses Brighten Up Spring

Bird houses add detail and design into yards and gardens for spring. You can add a splash of color and beauty while welcoming birds to new warm, safe, and decorative homes. Bird houses come in different sizes, shapes, and styles so every taste can be met. Larger houses are available for multiple birds like purple martins, along with smaller houses for wrens.

White Decorative Little Wren Bird House
White Decorative Little Wren Bird House

From wooden bird houses and nesting houses to decorative bird houses and houses made from recycled wood, the choices of homes you can provide is plentiful. For a nice decorative appeal, Gingerbread bird houses and Medieval Castle houses have unique and eye catching looks. Churches and large estate homes are also a great way to attract the attention from guests and birds alike. Hadley Park birdhouses take up a small space along with wren houses and Fairy Cottages. So whether you plan to put one bird house or five in your yard and garden, there are sizes and styles for every possible area of placement.

Le Chateau Bird House
Le Chateau Bird House

Bird houses make great gifts and are a beautiful accent to yards year round. With Spring right around the corner, it's the perfect time to start sprucing up the yard as birds are looking for homes to breed and start their families. Most birds return to the same spots they nest year after year, so you'll never have to worry about the houses going to waste, as your backyard birds will return to see you again. Decorating your outdoors couldn't be easier than placing a few bird houses around your garden and decks, also allowing nature to show itself to you daily.

Gingerbread Bird House
Gingerbread Bird House

Birding is an enjoyable activity the whole family can take part in, and starting is as easy as placing houses for birds to nest and live in your yard. From there you can watch and learn as different breeds of birds come by and start to flourish in your view. Bird houses create an inviting environment where birds feel safe and can withstand the weather. You provide shelter to birds as you also create a lovely piece of decor to your garden. Invite nature to thrive around with you while adding glam to your landscape.

Clubhouse Bird House for Purple Martins
Clubhouse Bird House for Purple Martins

Hobbitt Bird House
Hobbitt House Bird House

highland park bird house
Highland Park Bird House