Blue Bottle + Copper Hummingbird Feeder from Modern Artisans

Blue Bottle + Copper Hummingbird Feeder

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SKU: GD0143
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The Story Behind the Blue Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

A hummingbird feeder that brings the energy and vigor of little hummers to your garden while warding off evil spirits??? That's right! Folks in the Southern United States have long used blue bottles placed in trees to ward off evil spirits, a tradition brought to the early colonies by native Africans (similar to glass witch balls, popular throughout the US and Europe in the 18th century). It is believed the spirits are dazzled by the color of the glass in the sun and once they enter the bottle, they can't find their way out unless the bottle breaks. Our hummingbird feeder builds upon this popular folk legend and adds the modern ability to attract joyful hummingbirds - the perfect combination for the garden!

An inverted cobalt blue glass bottle is bound by a flattering solid copper hanger that spirals about the glass, decorated with brass leaves and spirals. Below the bottle, 2 hummingbird feeding ports sprout up, created with copper tubing. Each feeding station features a fired red copper flower, plastic bee guard and brass perch, forming the perfect attraction for hummingbirds. The feeding ports work as a single unit, held in place by a single removable rubber grommet for easy refills. Colored copper flowers are fired with translucent finishes for long lasting durability. Holds 13 oz. of liquid. All metal portions are designed and created by hand in Tennessee.

 ~  Made in the USA  ~

 

Overall Product Size :  14" tall x 6" wide x 3" deep ; weight = 1 lb.
Volume:                         13 ounces
Material :                        copper
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Hummingbird Feeding Tips :
- Place your hummingbird feeder in a shady location. This keeps the liquid cool, prevents heat expansion, and allows the liquid to last longer.

- Clean your feeder with soap and water or vinegar and rinse thoroughly with water.

- To create the hummingbird "nectar" at home, mix 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Mix well until dissolved and it's ready to use! To slow the fermentation process, you can boil the mixture for several minutes on a stovetop (do not microwave as this affects the molecular properties of the sugar). Do not use artificial sweeteners, honey or food coloring in your mix, as these have no nutritional value and/or can be harmful to wildlife.

- You can store excess hummingbird food in the refrigerator for up to two weeks

- Thoroughly dry the bottle mouth and rubber grommet before inserting the grommet, as this will prevent leaks.


   
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