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Container Garden Bird Feeder

By December 14, 2012

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I am completely smitten by these small, lightweight and cool-looking bird feeders. Fortunately, the birds are too.  They are inexpensive and are going to be one of my holiday gift/house present staples. Also, (sshhhhhh....) I'm giving a few to my husband, who wants to hang multiples from a tree. I'm all for it because they kind of look like ornaments. Though only 6 inches in diameter, these feeders hold 7 cups of black oil sunflower seeds.

They would also look great hanging from containerized trees.

The Seed Ball Wild Bird Feeder from Sweet Corn Products retails for $7.95.

More gardening gifts under $25


December 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm
(1) Ellie says:

This is so cute! I just put together a little container garden bird feeder of my own. In order to discourage our huge population of house sparrows, I used a finch feeder with a small-seed mix. It’s hung on a shepherd’s hook in a pot of winter greenery right outside our living room window. I posted a photo at my blog if you’d like to take a look.

December 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm
(2) Enda says:

Thanks for this post which I found very useful. I really don’t like any type of ground feeder as they do attract rats and mice, so I avoid them. The bitterly cold weather in Ireland at the moment is a real pain. That said, it doesn’t take long to get to my various feeders and break up the ice. I use a couple of different feeders, a lard bird feeder and a bird feeder pole. They both work well and attract different species. I also use sunflower seeds and peanuts and they seem to like them a lot. It is also a really clever idea to get them out of the house, because they do like their warmth.

I am going to buy a solar feeder as the reviews look very good on them and they are an attractive ornament to the garden.

December 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm
(3) kerry says:

Thanks Ellie! Great suggestions to put it in a container of greens.

Enda – We’re always trying to outsmart the squirrels and chipmunks – though they almost always win. I haven’t see the solar feeders. I’ll look them up. Thanks.

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