Check out these new products from birding companies to keep driving traffic to independent garden centers.
Parasol is introducing its Cut Glass hummingbird feeders, which are made by disabled workers in Mexico. The company is proud to be working with this factory that employs disabled men and women, many of whom were unable to find employment otherwise. Each piece is hand-carved with a diamond wheel, a technique dating back hundreds of years. The new Filigree Cut Glass hummingbird feeders feature hand-cut flowers and hummingbirds on vibrant recycled glass.
Potting Shed Creations
The Scatter Gardens hummingbird habitat and the songbird habitat are two collections that create striking drifts of color and texture in the garden, containers or in window boxes. Simply scatter seed, water as needed and watch your little patch of soil turn into a magnificent display of flowers. Each bag covers about 100 square feet.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.
The complete line of Scotts Branded Wild Bird Food is available for independent garden centers either as part of Scotts’ drop-ship program or through participating distributors in the United States. Scotts also offers a full line of Wild Bird Food products under the Morning Song and Country Pride brands via the company’s manufacturing facilities.
Cole’s Wild Bird
The Blazing Hot Blend is a 100 percent all natural, chemical free way to protect your bird feeder from the squirrels. It combines a patented habanero chili oil formula with the most preferred seeds of backyard songbirds. Woodpeckers, grosbeaks, buntings, cardinals, chickadees, bluebirds, goldfinches and more find this mix irresistible.
Cole’s Wild Bird
Flaming Squirrel Seed Sauce is a nutritional birdseed supplement that contains all natural, 100 percent food grade ingredients with a super hot and spicy flavor. It tastes hot to mammals but not to wild birds. Simply add this liquid chili pepper formula to your birdseed or specialty suets to reduce squirrel visits at the feeder.
The Ring Pull Feeders offer consumers the ability to easily clean the feeder, giving songbirds what they need: fresh food from a clean, hygienic feeder. The feeder is available in sunflower and mixed seed models and features rust-proof metal parts, a polycarbonate tube and a lifetime warranty against squirrel damage. Visit the website for videos of the products in action.
Onyx Clever Clean removable base feeders feature a twist and release base to easily remove debris. Comfort perches attract more bird species and the port configuration provides an unobstructed interior, resulting in fluid seed flower and easier brush cleaning. The cap also detaches easily for thorough cleaning.
The Perky-Pet Top Fill Hummingbird Feeder features the company’s latest innovation: the new patent-pending Push-Pour-Pull technology for effortless filling. Just push, pour, pull and feed. It features an easy-to-fill wide mouth top and “sports bottle” functionality. With less parts, cleaning the feeder is simple, too. The clear plastic reservoir makes it easy to monitor nectar levels.
Zenith Innovation, LLC
The Effortless Birdfeeder is about 80 inches tall and is easy to fill and maintain thanks to a feeder that slides up and down the center pole. It features a funnel-shaped opening on the feed tube to reduce spillage and has a free-standing, heavy duty base for ideal placement on any level surface. Comes with a 5-year warranty and packaged with a full-color product label on each carton.