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Tips for Attracting Winter Birds - How to attract winter birds to your yard by providing the right provisions and meeting some of the birds needs.

Tips for Attracting Winter Birds

Tips for Attracting Winter Birds- Provide food and shelter for winter birds with these useful tips. You are sure to see some colorful visitors in your yard!

kowhai memory tree  Kōwhai is the Maōri word for the colour yellow.  It is said that the Kōwhai sprung from the shreds of the cloak of tohunga Ngatoro-i-rangi of the Te Arawa waka, on its arrival to Aotearoa.   The legend says that a young tohunga asks a girl to marry him while they sit under the bare branches of a Kōwhai tree in the month of August. .. http://www.cranfordhospice.org.nz/cranford/help-cranford/memory-tree/the-kowhai-legend/index.htm

Donate to Cranford Hospice and leave a tribute Kowhai flower on our memory tree to remember your family or friends according to the The Kowhai Legend.

Kawakawa has been recorded as being used internally to tone the kidneys and help with stomach problems. Externally it was used for cuts, wounds, boils, abscesses, and nettle stings. It was also used for rheumatism and other aches and pains including toothache. When kawakawa is thrown on a campfire and burnt it reputedly keeps mosquitoes away.

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Kawakawa tree fruit ripening (Macropiper excelsum), a NZ native shrub, New Zealand (NZ). The fruit of the kawakawa are eaten ,its peppery flavour is unique and  tongue fire hot . medicinal treatment to soothe tooth ache and swollen gums .

Kawakawa tree fruit ripening (Macropiper excelsum), a NZ native shrub, New Zealand (NZ). The fruit of the kawakawa are eaten ,its peppery flavour is unique and tongue fire hot . medicinal treatment to soothe tooth ache and swollen gums .

Pigeonwood fruit In summer, pigeonwood bears bright orange-red berries. These are readily eaten by native birds, especially the native wood pigeon.

In summer, pigeonwood bears bright orange-red berries. These are readily eaten by native birds, especially the kererū (New Zealand pigeon).

Elatostema rugosum  parataniwha, New Zealand Begonia    A stunning NZ native herbaceous perennial.

Elatostema rugosum parataniwha, New Zealand Begonia A stunning NZ native herbaceous perennial.

Many people suffer from gout, but not everyone knows how to relieve the pain it brings. These herbs reduce the swelling and pain brought on by gout attacks.

5 Herbs That Help With Gout

Kotukutuku - Tree Fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata)

Kotukutuku - Tree Fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata)

Fragrant Abelia - Photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery - www.springmeadownursery.com

Shrubs for Seasonal Interest, Attracting Birds and All Around Beauty

Shrubs for Seasonal Interest, Attracting Birds and All Around Beauty: Fragrant Abelia (Abelia mosanensis)

~~Blue Ensign Morning Glory~~I have grown these often and direct seed is best. Diana

Blue Ensign Morning Glory - beautiful annual that is a prolific bloomer which flowers from early summer through fall.

Australian Pitcher Plant, Albany Pitcher Plant - Cephalotus follicularis    Growing:  "Hummer's Giant"  Typical

I've always wanted a venus flytrap, this sote has lots of options. Like the Australian Pitcher Plant, Albany Pitcher Plant - Cephalotus follicularis Growing: "Hummer's Giant"

Tree fuchsia bark

Tree fuchsia bark – Shrubs and small trees of the forest

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