Unfortunately, we have to live six months of the year without hummers here in central Missouri. So we spend this time feeding the seed and suet eaters, and getting ready for our "traveling" season. This year we will be going to Louisiana twice, to Tennessee, and to Utah during the months of March, April and May!
We will begin our season at the Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show on March 12 and 13. From there we will go to the Spring Fling, March 18-19, sponsored by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners. Then we head back to Louisiana for the April 2-3 Festival des Fleurs in Lafayette, followed by the Southwest Louisiana Garden Conference and Expo on April 8 and 9. April 23-24 will find us at the Illiana Garden & Pond Expo in Crown Point, IN. We then change direction and head to Utah for the Big Bodacious Spring Expo in Spanish Fork on May 6 and 7, followed by the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival in Farmington on May 13 and 14. That's as far as the planning goes at this point, except we hope to be invited to return to the Hummingbird Festival in Sedona, AZ, July 29-31.
We are really excited to be making a LOT of inventory that will be for sale at When Pigz Fly in Raleigh, NC. That area also suffers from hummer-deprivation during the winter, so look for Ozarklake garden art in that store in the spring.
We're still running our 10% off sale. You can access items for sale through our website, or go directly to our shop on Etsy. Now through February 14 enter coupon code LOVE2016 at checkout to save on your purchase!
Watch for the March issue of Lake Lifestyles magazine! We spent a wonderful morning with editor Charis Patires this week for a feature about our work and hummingbirds.
Hummingbird fact for today: Hummers return to sites where they found good food supplies the year before. Give them a reason to come back to you!