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Not really gardening focused. But close. We grew some bottle gourds last year for fun. The vines almost engulfed our generator and utilities infrastructure. Anyway, I dried some and Linda suggested bird houses might be a good use. After several attempts at securing them, i found that the "Linda supplied" fabric edges were the best material for tying them in place. Here's two I set out today in our front yard. Highly visible from our kitchen window:

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Those are big holes! Can't wait to hear what kinds of birds will use them!

Carin Level 8 Apr 29, 2019

We'll see. Maybe Robins. I dropped down to finch sized holes for the ones I put in the back.


Functional and pretty.


My concern is that the fabric strips will age rapidly. But until that happens, that looks so cool! I love watching the birds.


What fun! Last year, my wife bought me a good sized bird feeder for Christmas. We had a great time watching the different kinds of birds that came to feed - everything from tiny juncos and chickadees to blue jays, cardinals, and white wing doves. We even got to witness a bit of food chain in action as all this activity attracted a red tailed hawk or two, and some small owls. These were interesting too, but did take some of the fun out of feeding the birds.

RussRAB Level 7 Apr 28, 2019

I love working with clean gourds! So many things you can do with them!

Hathacat Level 9 Apr 28, 2019

You'll have such fun watching those bird families!


Good luck! They look large enough for owl or hawk nests!

Robecology Level 8 Apr 28, 2019

Now THAT would be awesome. 😉

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