Spruce up your garden with Birdhouses

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In addition to bird knowledge, you can attract most birds with a birdbath, carefully selected foliage, and plants that bear fruit. However, keep these a distance fromrepparttar birdhouse so thatrepparttar 116191 birds occupying it will not have to compete to keep it. If you don't want to mount a pole in your garden area, you can attach your birdhouse to a tree limb, tree trunk, or fence post.

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  • Situaterepparttar 116192 birdhouse entrance in such a way as to avoid overheating it.
  • Placerepparttar 116193 birdhouse out ofrepparttar 116194 way of predators like cats and coyotes.
  • Allow for a clear flight pattern torepparttar 116195 entrance hole.
  • Placerepparttar 116196 appropriate nesting material near your birdhouse to make it easy for birds to settle in.
  • Keep bird food fresh.
Birdhouses provide shelter for birds and also entertaining decor for you and your guests. The birds' presence provides dramatic beauty asrepparttar 116197 scenery changes each time you glance into your garden.

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Porcelain Dolls - not just for kids anymore

Written by Johann Erickson


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If you want to start collecting porcelain dolls,repparttar first thing to do is decide what type of porcelain doll you want to collect. Perhaps Victorian style porcelain dolls capture your heart, or you just fall in love when you see a porcelain ballerina doll. Whatever type of porcelain doll you canít walk away from isrepparttar 116190 type for you.

Once you decide what type of porcelain doll you want to collect, (andrepparttar 116191 choice can be difficult!) youíll want to thoroughly research it. Knowing what porcelain dolls are worth and how to tell an antique from a reproduction just may save your wallet. But, like fine art, purchaserepparttar 116192 porcelain dolls you love.

Once you start building a collection, itíll be hard to stop. There are porcelain doll shows to attend, new friends to be made, and more and more porcelain dolls to be loved and admired. But every moment spent on porcelain dolls is like spending another moment in childhood.

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