I love the song in the Mary Poppins movie, Feed the Birds. The old woman sits on the steps of Saint Paul’s and sells birdseed for tuppence a bag. A tuppence is the sum of two pence, but I digress.
Even if you buy seed in 10 pound bags, why not serve it in decorative feeders? My philosophy of “it doesn’t matter what you serve for dinner, as long as the table setting looks pretty,” can even carry over into the garden.
Turn a corner of your flower garden into an aviary restaurant.
Decorative tea cups and saucers are a bargain at Goodwill. Mismatched is okay as long as they’re pretty.
Glue the cup to the saucer with a water-proof adhesive or epoxy. Allow to set.
Pound a three-to-four foot length of galvanized or copper pipe into the ground. You want to make sure it’s deep enough to stand on its own without moving.
As you pound, try to flatten the top edge of the pipe.
Glue a wide washer to the pipe. I used a two-inch one. After the glue has set, add another dab to the top of the washer and gently set the cup and saucer in place. After the glue dries, fill it up with seed and wait for the flock to gather.
“Although you can’t see it, you know they are smiling…”(Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman for Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins)