The eastern finch is the state bird of Iowa (native Iowan here!) and I love watching them at my bird feeder because I adore their bright yellow color.
I also turned a sad situation into something fun.
A weeping pussy willow that I planted last year didn't survive. Last summers extreme heat and drought really took a toll. As I watched my husband dig it out and prepare to throw it on the lawn waste pile, I had an idea. All it took was a saw and a can of nickel colored paint from Walmart. Add some bright callibrachoa, and here is what I got.
My birdies are going to take flight in this darling centerpiece, but stay tuned because there are going to be some surprises!