The Versatility of a Blown Glass Bird
A blown glass
bird feeder is not only practical; it also can be a work of art.
With the ability to shape blown glass in to just about any design,
these types of feeders can be custom made to fit just about any
look you want to enhance for your back yard.
The blown glass bird feeder has a special place
in the genre of feeders. The very first commercial bird feeders of
the twentieth century were all made of blown glass. From the very
first, these feeders including such designs as long tubs to oval
shaped objects. Many of the blown glass bird feeders are outfitted
with copper accessories, making for a striking look.
Blown glass feeders are available in just about
any color you can think of. From the gentle hues of pastels to the
bright reflection that one gets when sunlight strikes deeper jewel
toned models, the blown glass feeder can be a beautiful addition to
Cleaning a blown glass bird feeder does not
require any extra effort. Just as with most feeders, the main tool
used is hot water. Soap should be avoided, as any soapy residue
would drive the birds away from the food receptacle. A mixture of a
small amount of bleach with the hot water will take care of any
mold or buildup that may occur. The chances for mold are somewhat
less than with wooden or metal bird feeders, but it is still
important to periodically check the blown glass bird feeder for any
type of buildup that could contaminate the birdseed.
Most garden shops will carry several different
designs of blow glass bird feeders. In addition, many home stores
and discount markets are also excellent sources of the feeders.
Many manufacturers maintain online stores, so it is possible to
shop for a blown glass bird feeder on the Internet as
Blown glass feeders, if properly maintained, can
last for years with little or not evidence of wear. If you are
interested in getting a blown glass feeder for your home, check out
the stores in your area, or go online. You are sure to find a
design and color scheme that is right for you.