Sun Catchers add brightness to your patioWritten by Johann Erickson
Sun catchers add sparkle and beauty to any room in your home. Far beyond paint-n-bake sun catchers of childhood, sun catchers come in a huge variety of styles that dazzle eye.
The most common window-hanging style bring charm and flair to any room. Choose a color and pattern that complements your decor. Window-hanging sun catchers can be focal point of a room, or a finishing detail. Whichever you choose, you'll be delighted with beauty sun catchers add to your decor.
Wind chime style and dangling sun catchers are also great additions to a room. Hang small crystal sun catchers from center of a valance, or from a chandelier or lamp to add light and sparkle. Dangling sun catchers are beautiful on patios and sun rooms where they really capture light. Place a sun catcher in a garden shed window where it can be seen from outside.
Sun catchers are also a great way to express your own personality or reflect your favorite hobby. celestial, lighthouse, butterfly, and floral sun catchers are just a few of unique styles available. Custom sun catchers, including ones based on your own photographs or family crest, are also a great choice for adding a personal touch to your home.
Spruce up your garden with BirdhousesWritten by Johann Erickson
Decorative Birdhouses are active garden ornamentation --the presence and movement of birds creates a fluid focal point for your garden. As such, placement is critical for you to earn maximum benefit from your birdhouses. Cavity nesting birds will not be attracted to your garden without appropriate environment. Each bird has a particular way they want to live and specific needs.
You'll have a better chance of getting feathered tenant of your choice if you do your research. For example, if you want to host Eastern Bluebirds, you'll need to place birdhouse at approximately 5 feet high and provide an entrance of 1 ½ inch in diameter. On other hand, The Northern Flicker is drawn by heights of up to 30 feet and needs a southeast facing home. Wrens like their nests to be located in shrubs, while Swallows desire close proximity to bodies of water. Building a pond or enhancing an existing one will make your garden more attractive to these particular birds. You will also enjoy added aesthetic.