Friday, May 21, 2010

Double Duty Flower Box...

The flower box mounted outside our dining room window ....


...isn't really a flower box at all.


It's actually the screen feeder that we use to feed a variety of our bird and animal friends during the cold New England winter months....


But come May, I reclaim it for the flowers! Of course since it's a screen feeder, I can't put any potting soil in it. So I just set the plants, in their 6-packs, right on top of the feeder.
Last year I set out pink double impatiens, which were gorgeous! This year I decided to try blue and coral Calibrachoa in hopes of attracting hummingbirds!

I'm happy to report that our little female hummer was at the Calibrachoa this afternoon! Mission accomplished!
For more Show and Tell blogposts, please visity Cindy's My Romantic Home to see her gorgeous beachy coffee table vignette and a list of all the other bloggers participating!

Donna

15 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

Cute critters and photos let me know if you come out to Hull...maybe meet up for tea or coffee at DD>?

Southern Lady said...

Love it! Isn't it nice to have double uses for things? Have a wonderful weekend. Carla

Susan said...

Love New Guinea impatiensm, too, Donna. Also like your windowbox. Sincerely, Susan

Diane said...

Awww, everything is soooo pretty. That little house is tooo cute. I have one in my backyard that I love.

I found you via Show and Tell Friday. Come visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

Diane

Dogwood said...

Oh, what a sweet blog. So lovely. I saw your blog listed on Mockingbird Bird Hill Cottage.

I am loving your window boxes. Pretty flowers! What is that cute/darling little building in the background?

Have a nice evening...Dogwood

Claudia said...

What a neat idea, Donna! I'd love to know more about screen feeders. I always want to start some bird feeders here, but we have roaming cats around here and I worry about the birds! Any ideas?

xo
Claudia

Lady Farmer said...

I like how you used the feeder for the flower box, too! The birds and squirrels are adorable and the flowers beautiful!
Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell!
Blessings!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I love window boxes! very charming!!

Hugs, Sherry

Paula said...

Love your window box and window on the fence decor! You chouls hook up with ferilizer friday and blooming tuesday! I am not affiliated with them but it would be great to have you part of the group. both links are on my blog
I noticed a lot of weight loss- how have you done it? Good for you!
thanks for sharing! Paula in IDaho

Paula said...

I just found your photo pumpkin - they are darling! I had to add them to my Halloween blog if you are ok with it...it is on http://bucketsofhalloweenideas.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much!@ Paula from Idaho

CIELO said...

Pretty! Come show and celebrate your home at the house in the roses ;)

cielo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How so sweet! I love your yard!!! It is adorable!

xo
becky

Cindy said...

Beautiful idea! I love to see flowers growing just the other side of my window. I would have a flower box outside of all of my windows if I could. Really pretty photos.

Jean Tuthill said...

I love those little chippies, we have one who lives under our shed now. It's so cute! I love your idea for the flowers over the winter feeder. And your yard looks so pretty. I'm so glad that Spring is finally here, so much to do though!

*Ulrike* said...

What a great idea for the birds! Plus I like the fact that you just drop in the 6 pack!! I have seen where you have had hot weather your way, and here we are having rain/cool weather. Usually we are in the high 80s/low 90s at this time of year. Now it is storming so that ends my computer time. My niece had all their electronics fried during a lightening storm, and they had surge protectors!!