In fact this is a misleading headline which combines two ideas from an article that suggests eight ways to make the most of this weekend. You could plant a tree for Arbor Day on April 27 or prepare your hummingbird feeders ready to welcome their seasonal return. These suggestions and six more come from an article by Laura Gaskill which I came across on the Houzz website.
It’s a good weekend to plant a tree (Arbor Day is April 27), share a poem (Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 26) and welcome hummingbirds as they begin to return to their northern ranges. Whether spring is in full bloom where you are or still just a whisper, these cheer-you-up ideas are sure to help you move into a springlike head space.
Photo by Kelly Colgan Azar
1. Attract hummingbirds. Hummingbirds begin to reach the northern part of their ranges by late April or early May. Be ready to welcome these stunning creatures with freshly cleaned and filled hummingbird feeders. If you’d like to do more for these petite feathered friends, consider adding a few of their favorite food-source plants to your garden this year. The ruby-throated hummingbird, shown here, would delight in native columbine, trumpet creeper, pictured, or trumpet honeysuckle, to name a few.
2. Peek inside a tiny house. With the TinyHouseNC Street Festival in Pink Hill, North Carolina, and the Great American Tiny House Show in Portland, Oregon, both happening April 28 and 29, this weekend could be a good opportunity to find out what the fuss about tiny homes is all about. Tiny house festivals give you the chance to tour tiny homes, meet the owners and builders, and mingle with others interested in the tiny-house lifestyle.
If there isn’t a festival near you but you’d love to get a taste of tiny-house living, consider searching for a tiny-house vacation rental for your next weekend getaway or vacation. Even if you’d never consider living in a tiny home full time, spending the night in one of these mini marvels can be a blast.3. Plant a tree for Arbor Day. Friday, April 27, is Arbor Day — a holiday dedicated to encouraging the public planting of trees. Trees help provide shade, cool the air, absorb carbon dioxide and beautify our neighborhoods. Get involved by pitching in on a planting day at a local park, or plant a tree in your own yard.
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