Garden Art forum: Feather The Nest Wreaths

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2011 5:04 PM CST
Just wanted to share this with all of you.
I went to the fall Hardy Plant Sale at the Rickreal Fairgrounds today. Needless to say it was like walking into plant heaven. But look what I found at one of the booths.
These are all done by Roberta Stark and they are for the birds (really, for the birds). I gave her an invitation to come visit with all of you. She was also interested in seeing what all of you are creating.
Here are a few photos I took. I wish you could see them in person, my photos don't do them justice.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 17, 2011 5:14 PM CST

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Oh my! These are gorgeous!!!! Thanks Lynn...I need to tell everyone. Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2011 5:18 PM CST
I wish you could have been there Becky. They are just gorgeous. I am hoping Roberta will make it here and explain how they work.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 17, 2011 5:18 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2011 5:20 PM CST
Tee, aren't they beautiful and fascinating?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 17, 2011 5:24 PM CST
Lynn: Thanks so much for sharing these pictures! Oh my goodness, these are really wonderful! What a creative and crafty lady Roberta Stark is, hope she pops into this forum and shares some of her ideas. I bet she sold every one of those beauties. I know the birds would love picking one apart for nesting material but I don't think I'd want to share it with the birds ... they are so pretty!

Lin
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Sep 17, 2011 5:25 PM CST

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Lin, would you take a current photo sometime soon of Buttercup and her new home?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 17, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Becky: I posted two photo's here: http://garden.org/thread/view_post/142261/

I've since torn the nest apart and little Buttercup is currently sitting in a plant out on my back deck. It's dark outside now but I will try to remember to get a picture tomorrow afternoon.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 17, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Those are such unusual wreaths. I wonder if she collects the feathers, or buys them. I'd be screeching at the birds to leave them alone! Too pretty to tear apart!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2011 7:38 PM CST
I think she said a friend has bird and she saves the feathers for her.

I think it would be so much fun watching the birds in the spring gathering nesting material. They would think they hit the jackpot. Thumbs up
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Aguane
Sep 17, 2011 8:22 PM CST
Those wreathes are beautiful! Thanks for posting!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 18, 2011 1:37 AM CST

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Lin, I knew that...I forgot. I miss Buttercup Baby! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Sep 18, 2011 3:11 AM CST
Lynn, those wreaths are gorgeous! I hope she comes to visit us - that would be fun!
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nap
Sep 18, 2011 7:05 AM CST
They ARE pretty! she's hit on a great idea, and has the talent to make it work!

I'd either lose them to the birds outside, or to my cats inside. If you make one with the intention of giving it as a gift, don't give it to someone with a cat.
Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Sep 18, 2011 7:24 AM CST
They really are beautiful. I know the birds would love getting those soft heavenly feathers...
Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 18, 2011 7:30 AM CST

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I collect all the bird feathers that fall. Maybe I should make a wreath of them, eh?

I know I wouldn't make it as beautiful as these though Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Everything in them are for the birds to make their nests in the spring time. Meanwhile you could enjoy them all fall and winter indoors. Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 18, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Just an amazingly clever idea!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 18, 2011 11:46 AM CST
I used to collect bird feathers here and there but I never thought about making a wreath. I had a few feathers from Blue Jays, an Osprey feather, and even a couple of pretty pink feathers from a Roseate Spoonbill:
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 18, 2011 12:00 PM CST
Ohhh, wouldn't those be beautiful in the bird wreath. Thumbs up

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