BY BUTTERFLY FARM & GARDENS OF SAN ANTONIO

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Red Bird of Paradise Plant


We are excited that our new Bird of Paradise Plants are growing very well. They are only 6 inches tall and very bushy, which is excellent for their 4 month growth. We expect a profusion of flowers this spring, like the full grown one pictured above. Our gift sets contain 4 mini hummingbird feeders and at least 6 Bird of Paradise Plant seeds as well as at least 6 Yellow Trumpet Flower Plant seeds. We will continue to offer our gift sets through this holliday season and expect to continue to offer the sets in the future.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A BEE PICTURE


We are busy these days. Lets take a little time to see nature around us. We still have flowers and hummingbirds in South Texas. Can hardly wait for the new season, as we have new plants that we expect will produce in the Spring. Have you started your new seedlings?

Friday, November 9, 2007

November 9th Morning


It is always a joy to have our hummer friends still visiting. After the fog cleared the light was just right. I took a few shots than had to get to work.
Pictured here is the female companion to the stunning Ruby Throated Hummingbird. We get quite a few females on our feeders the males have left to vacation in Mexico.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Clean Feeder


Our mini hummingbird feeders help our friends stay healthy. Their small size assures that our hummingbirds empty it out before it goes bad. Moldy nectar is not healthy. If you have large feeders please remember to change out the nectar often.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

COOL AS A CUCUMBER

This little one has nerves of steel. She is not afraid to sit there cool as a cucumber. Even when another hummer wanted to access the feeder or with my camera about 18 inches away. By the way the other hummer was her mother, so they did not fight.
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They get so used to the feeder that I was able to sit my mother down with one and have the hummers feed from her hand. This was a thrill for her since she is partially blind and totally deaf.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

More Photography Fun


Having a Red Bird of Paradise plant comes in handy when trying to attract butterflies for photography. The best thing to do is to grow the plant in a pot large enough to support it's root system. That way you can move the plant to a convenient location for the best lighting.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Photography Fun


It is a beautiful thing to sit by your hummingbird feeder and wait for the hummingbirds to come feed. Unlike other birds they are very brave to come so close.