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click the topic (right) for quick access...- garden accents
- thermometers & weather gauges
- wind sculpture & spinners
- tools
- goods for the gardener (& their gardens)
- bells & chimes
- mantids and bees

garden accents

evans logoWe are proud to present Evans Lawn Ornaments birdbaths, stepping stones, fountains and benches - made in Michigan!  Evans has perfected a unique blend of sand, stone, and cement that goes into the making of each product.  The long-lasting finish they use brings out the color of the stone aggregate surface and it sparkles in the sunlight. 

Due to the heavy nature of these items, they are available for pick-up only (no shipping option at this time).

cement garden bench

Evans Small Curved Bench
Top 2" x 29" L x 15" W. Legs 14" high. Cast concrete and aggregate.   Weighs 150 lb. (pick-up only - no shipping option.) Made in Michigan. Item: Agg-1. $118.00

Large concrete garden bench

Evans Large Straight Bench
Cast concrete. Top 2" x 40" L x 15" W, Legs 14" high. 200 lb.   Made in Michigan. Item: Agg-2.   $129.00

da' Yooooopper stepping stoneGarden Stepping Stones
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Stepping-stone 24 lb., steel rebar reinforced, item Agg-9.5. $28.00
temp. out of stock until spring

far right -  Michigan Mitt Stepping-stone 18" L x 15½" W.  Weighs 30 lb., item Agg-9: Made in Michigan, naturally!  $28.00
temp. out of stock until spring

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the "mitten" stepping stone

See also: our "accessories page" for Evans' birdbaths >

birdbath

Iron Maid - the artist & her logo

 

American artist Crysten Nesseth started making animal sculptures for the garden, cabin or home in 2013. She describes herself as a young female artist who makes items out of industrial scrap metal, and loves the outdoors, fruit and doing things with her hands.

Fat OwlFat Owl
The Fat Owl is made of scrap metal and each one is slightly unique. He's not angry, just hungry. Great for gardens, gifts, and household décor. He is 12" x 12" x 12". Made in USA.
$112.00

 

standing owlStanding Owl
He may look a little bit perturbed but his hoot is worse than his bite. This owl is 12" x 8" x 8". Made in USA.
$96.00
Baby OwlBaby Owlet
This hand-made (in the USA) little cutie will never stop begging for his next meal. Baby Owlet measures 5" x 5" x 5" and is only $36.00.
turtle  

Smiling Turtle
His legs, eyes, and head are galvanized and will remain silver while the body rusts. Built so tough, this guy will last a lifetime. 10" x 8" x 2". Made in USA.
$44.00.

more garden accents & durable cast iron bird bath can be found on our "accessories & hardware" page >>

see our "gifts page" for more great nature-related products

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just "Too Much Fun"!Our collection of George Carruth's attractive work has grown so much -- and is so popular -- we've devoted a page completely to Carruth Studios.

thermometers & weather gauges

Conant Custom Brass home & garden productsConant Custom Brass - Conant Custom Brass (a division of Weems and Plath) All Conant temperature and rain gauges have precise readings, and feature long-lasting anodized aluminum base metal and glass construction. The thermometers are mercury free and show both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. The thermometers have reversible brackets that allow for easy mounting on any suitable surface indoors or outdoors. Matching hardware included. Ten year warranty with the manufacturer.

It's back!
The “World's Coolest Rain Gauge”
Designed and made entirely in the USA, this award-winning rain gauge measures up to 6" of precipitation in a stylish and totally fun fashion. It is handcrafted of solid copper, steel, and unbreakable polycarbonate. The World's Coolest Rain Gauge is practical, accurate, fun...and very cool! $49.95

Conant outdoor thermometerVermont Outdoor Thermometer
Solid brass and glass construction, 7½" high x 2½" depth x 1½" wide. Left: model T-1 $33.95

Conant #T1BPWall Mount Thermometer
from Conant Custom Brass
NEW Rich Bronze Patina Finish, Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer 7¾" high x 1" diameter; extends 3¼" from wall when installed. #T1BP $18.95

Conant #T6BPWall Mount Dial Thermometer
from Conant Custom Brass
Rich Bronze Patina Finish Indoor/Outdoor Small Dial thermometer 5½" diameter; extends 6¼" from wall when installed. #T6BP.  $22.95

Conant #T16BPGrand View Thermometer
from Conant Custom Brass
For Indoor/Outdoor use. 12¼" high and 2" in diameter, extends 5¼" from wall when installed. #T16BP. $32.95

Conant #T10BPLarge Wall Mount Dial Thermometer
from Conant Custom Brass - Indoor/Outdoor 12¼" diameter and extends 6¼" from wall when installed. #T10BP. $52.95

Conant #VRG6BPGrand View Rain Gauge
from Conant Custom Brass
  23" tall x 2" diameter. Clear glass, dual-purpose rain/watering gauge, extremely accurate. Reading magnified by 50% via concave glass tube that will measure up to 3 inches or 7.5cm of water. Can be post or ground mounted. Handy brass screen in collection funnel keeps out unwanted leaves and bugs. Clean lines and classic elegance. Mounting bracket, ground stake and matching hardware included. #VRG6BP $26.95

Pink Cloud cardinal thermometerPink Cloud Indoor/Outdoor Thermometers
Handcrafted with pride in the U.S.A. by Terri Floyd. 4 inch diameter, attractive coppery finish, mounting arm and hardware included. Available in 6 original illustrations: cardinal, bluebird, chickadee, bee and 2 new ones not shown: cats & squirrel. $38.95 

see also:
Pink Cloud's decorative clocks > 

Pink Cloud bluebirdPink Cloud chickadeePink Cloud bee

Whitehall logo - a fine company located in Michigansee more Whitehall products:
bird feeders
suet feeders
bird bath
cast Pinecone ThermometerPinecone Thermometer & Clock
Easily seen from a good distance, this 14” diameter cast recycled aluminum indoor/outside thermometer/clock combo will add charm and beauty to any garden, and provide accurate gauging for years. Made in the U.S.A., French bronze, $89.00
cast aluminum thermometerMoon Thermometer
Attractive for any decor - large numbers are easily read from a distance, this 12" diameter cast recycled aluminum indoor/outside thermometer features a crescent moon figure. Made in the U.S.A., French bronze, $54.00 

Whitehall combo thermometer & clockWhitehall Birds with Fruits Clock and Thermometer Combination.   Dimensions: 8" wide x 13¾" tall. Wall mount. Packaged Weight: 4 lbs. Cast recycled aluminum, made in the U.S.A.  It is available in antique French bronze (shown), or verdigris. Please specify color choice when ordering. Clock operates on one “AA” battery, included. May be used inside or outdoors, model #BFCTC $79.00

whitehall-rose-thermWhitehall Rose Thermometer
Available in verdigris finish only, durable cast recycled aluminum. 12" diameter x 1½" thick. Wall mount. Packaged weight: 4 lbs. Clock operates on one “AA” battery, inc. Model #RT  $54.00 

Also available as a clock, model #RC, (not shown) $54.00

Whitehall moon phase clockWhitehall Time & Seasons Clock
French bronze finish, durable cast recycled aluminum. Dimensions: 12" diameter. Wall mount, packaged weight: 4 lbs. Clock operates on one “AA” battery, included. $54.00
large outdoor Acurite 12" dia. thermometerAcu-Rite Outdoor Thermometer
Colorful bird images, 12" diameter. And it's made in USA!  $16.95
AcuRite window mount thermometerAcu-Rite Suction window-mount digital thermometer. Easy-to-read LCD display. Compact digital thermometer is perfect for the home or office. Strong suction cup clings to the outside of a window.  Battery included (model #L1154 button cell). One-year manufacturers warranty. Model #ACCUR00799.  $9.95

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the original Davis Hill Weather Stick The Original Davis Hill Weather StickTM
From product tag: "Weather Sticks, from the folks on Davis Hill, will tell you what the weather is doing. With good weather about they point to the sky; and when things aren't so pleasant they will point to the ground. Folks on Davis Hill don't know why, but Old Timers had faith in them. Mount it outdoors with the nail up. Under an eave, on a window frame, or out on a garage wall. Anywhere where you can see it from inside. These country Weather Sticks are harvested at the right time of year and carefully prepared and dried. When first put up they will take a short while to get used to your house so be patient with them and they will serve you well for a long time. Some as long as 15-years so you won't need another for quite a while." 12-16" long.  $7.95

quality Aspects thermometers

Aspects Classic Window Thermometers feature a uniquely arched top and bottom in addition to a frosted background behind the scale to ease reading in all lighting conditions. Each design is hand silk screened on clear acrylic and attractively packaged for gift giving. 3-7/8" x 8-¼" Suction cups included.

Aspects window thermometer Model #115Aspects window thermometer Model #244Aspects Classic Window Thermometer - Chickadee & Cardinal - model #115  (left) $22.50

Aspects Classic Window Thermometer - Chickadee & Nuthatch - model #244  (near left) $22.50

Aspects window thermometer Model #256Aspects Classic Window Thermometer - Eastern Bluebird - model #256. $22.50 Aspects window thermometer Model #259Aspects window thermometer Model #268Aspects Classic Window Thermometer - (far left) Goldfinch - model #259, (near left) Great Blue Heron - model #268  $22.50 ea.

spinners, wind sculpture

Premier Kite "Hot air balloon""Hot air balloon wind spinner"
by Premier Kites
It is constructed of the same material, SolarMaxTM, as a hot air balloon, fade-resistant. Easy to assemble. Manufacturer's warranty against  defects. Hot air balloons come with heavy-duty hanging hook.
  "Sunset Gradient" available in two sizes:
    25" x 17" #PD25716   $53.95
    22" x 15" #PD25771   $44.95
"cardinal spinner" by Premier KitesStake Spinners - Flying Bird Spinners by Premier Kites - they are Wind Activated!  Made out of durable Sun-Tex SolarMaxTM fabrics, these spinners will dazzle your garden. Unlike ordinary spinners made with nylon or polyester, these can withstand daily UV rays, rain and snow. Spinners come with heavy-duty fiberglass poles, and a ground stake.  

Northern Cardinal Spinner 32" x 32" x 35". Item  #PD25121. $55.00

butterfly "hot air" balloonladybug "hot air" ballooncardinal "hot air" balloon

above: Assorted Butterflies 22"x 15" #PD25768   $44.95 
Ladybugs 22" x 15"  #PD25775,  $34.95
Cardinals 22" x 15"  #PD25773,   $44.95

"My Hot Air Balls"

 

 

< [customer photo]  My Hot Air Balls," says Carol V. 

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hummer spinner

 

Baltimore oriole, 36" x 36" x 34", $52.00

Hummingbird Spinner 24" x 11½" x 25" #PD25003  $37.95

patriotic "hot air" balloonhummingbird "hot air" balloon

blue-jay spinner

Patriotic   22" x 15"  #PD25778    $34.95
Hummingbirds  22" x 15" #PD25774   $44.95

Blue Jay Spinner 32" x 13" x 35" #PD25125  $55.00 

patriotic spinner

chickadee spinner

Triple Patriotic Spinner 17"x 27"x 33"  $28.95

Black-Capped Chickadee Spinner 32" x 28" x 34" PD#25124 $54.95

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spinner-santa

Snowman on Bike Spinner - $49.00
24½" L x 17½" W

Santa Bicycle Spinner item #PD25996 $49.00
30" x 24½" x 1½"

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tools

Handy ScoopHandy Scoop - "Premium" stainless steel blade. Use this tool for any task. The deep bowl shape makes for easy transfer of compost, seeds, fertilizer, etc. 5-Year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.  PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA
$23.95

I'm a potting scoopPotting Scoop - Use it like a trowel, the Soil Scoop acts as a natural extension of your own hand. Whether you plant, cut or dig, this is sure to become your favorite "do it all" tool. Sharp point and serrated teeth make it great for removing weeds and cutting open soil bags; deep scoop shape is excellent for digging and lifting dirt from planting holes and potting bags. Rust-free stainless steel blade is thick enough not to bend under heavy-duty use, and the ergonomically-designed "comfort grip" bright colorful handle makes it easily visible so you won't loose it. Made in USA. Manufacturer's lifetime guarantee. Available with yellow soft grip handle as well as red & green! $23.95  

Soil Scoop NOW in NEW Colors: violet and sunflower

Garden Works prunersHand Pruner, large Stainless steel hand tool.  Strong enough to prune hard branches of trees and shrubs, sometimes up to ¾” thick. They are used in gardening and flower arranging. Carbon steel blade may be sharpened for years of use. Item #BPS, $18.95.

[import alert: made in India]

dandelion weederDandelion Weeder - Stainless steel hand tool, by Burgon & Ball of Shefield, England, makers of quality stainless steel hand tools. Made from 50% recycled materials, and a timeless proven design. Pops out dandelions effortlessly (well almost), item #GTH/SDW.   $23.95

Curved Blade Folding Saw - Ironwood Tool Company 
Open length: 17¾” Closed length: 10½”. Cuts on the draw stroke. Hardened teeth for superior durability and sharpness. Real non-slip rubber grip. Metal on metal lock; locks open and closed. Taper ground hard chrome plated SK4 Japanese steel blade; 210mm. Covered by a lifetime replacement warranty with the manufacturer. $36.95

NEW and Improved...
Garden Works Gardener’s Tool Seat
This new seat now it has 21 pockets for holding different size tools and a large interior space for other items. The bag detaches easily from the frame and it has two comfortable handles for toting around. The frame puts you at a perfect height for weeding and gardening lessening back strain and it is rugged: it holds up to 250 pounds.  $37.95

Ironwood folding saw

Komfy Knees - delux knee padsKomfy Knees
Komfy Knees are Happy Knees! Attached with Velcro double strap to eliminate pinching at the back of the knee. Ultra comfortable and made with a lightweight neoprene material. The knees are reinforced for long wear and one size fits most. Machine washable, too. $24.95

joy garden gloveJoy Garden Gloves

They'll be a joy to wear! These new gloves are made out of washable synthetic leather and they have silicone palms with a rose pattern for fun and functionality. They also have an adjustable wrist closure for a nice fit. They are breathable, durable and will provide years of service. Available in small, medium, and large. $24.95 

tuff tote logoTuffTotes
Our most versatile container available to Gardeners! TuffTotes, made from UV inhibited polyethylene and 40% recycled post consumer material, far surpass a person's strength with handles designed to support up to 150 lbs. Tough enough to haul rocks and soil yet flexible enough for pouring water, potting mix or compost tea. To make emptying easier, use the fingherholds located on the bottom of the TuffTote. One things for sure, your customers will love discovering all the different ways the TuffTotes can be used.

7 gallon (same design as the 11-gal but not shown) $14.95

11 gallon Tuff Tote available in blueberry, sunflower, bamboo, pumpkin, fuchsia, pine, chili pepper, and violet. $19.95

multi-use bucket - strong, flexible...it's one mighty TuffTote!

so many uses for the Tuff Tote!

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goods for the gardener (& their gardens)

Bug Catcher
Eliminate bugs outside the house without chemicals!   Ingenious in their simplicity, glass bug catchers are filled with a bit of sugar water, soda, juice or slices of fruit and thereby attracting flies and other flying insects. There is a small hole in the bottom of the blown-glass vessel where insects enter in search of the "nectar". Once inside, the insects are unable to escape because they can't fly directly down. Effective with various insects: mosquito, wasp, flies, bees. Topped with a simple cork and wire handle; this catcher is made from a heavy glass that will sparkle brilliantly in the sunlight.  10¼" tall. $21.95

Plant Quencher by Echo Valley

Watering bulbs of hand blown glass! Keep your plants watered while on vacation!  Available in 3 variegated colors: Blue, Green & Mauve. 3½" x 7"
$8.99

booklet: Creating Your Backyard Bird Gardenbooklet: Creating Your Water Garden

 

 

see our reference library for more info <<

Bells & Chimes

proudly made in Maine, USA by skilled craftspersonsMemorial and Remembrance
Bells & Chimes

Circle of Life Memory Bell and The Oak Leaf Remembrance Bell message is included with each bell in remembrance of your loved one.

 

 

 

Memorial Bell - in loving memory"Circle of Life" Memory Bell 

Made for us by North Country Wind Bells, Maine. Started in 1975; Jim and May Davidson, owners, helped us create this "Memory Bell" with the addition of symbolic "circle and angel" windcatcher on their 8" Boothbay Harbor Bell that reflects the mellow calm that overtakes all at the day's end.

The Davidson's are very proud of their workshop and their dedicated employees, and we are assured all products are Made in Maine, USA!

Circle of Life Memory Bell: powder coated steel; angel windcatcher, 14" in length, and the angel sail is 5" in diameter - both surfaces are in the copper vein finish. Still just $42.00.

Smokey Mtn. Wind BellSmokey Mountain Wind Bell with Cardinal Motif
The Smokey Mountain area is known for its diversity of plant and animal life. This bell produces three rich and diverse tones, is 10" tall, and is $44.00. Red cardinal motif wind sail included. The bell itself is scalloped and an attractive spruce green. Made from steel right here in the USA.
Cape May wind bellThe Cape May Wind Bell with Star Motif
Cape May is known as one of the oldest seashore resorts in America with and important history. This bell has a deep rich single tone and will remind you of the shore. This bell is 14" tall and is $64.00. Star motif wind sail included. Steel.  Rugged.   Made in USA.
North Country holiday wind bellHoliday Bell

by North Country Wind Bells of Maine

Handmade 10 inch bell, 3 melodic tones. Rich red powder coat finish; main body of bell stands 10" tall. Beautiful toned bell to ring in the Holidays with a gold windcatcher inscribed with the word Peace!  (special order - allow 7 to 10 days, please) $52.50

Optional steel mounting hanger with Cardinal motif is $26.25 (special order - allow 7 to 10 days, please)

Oak Leaf Remembrance Bell - click to see enlarged oak leaf detaillargeThe Oak Leaf Remembrance Bell by North Country Bells, Maine (see above). Yep. Made in the USA.

The Oak Leaf Remembrance Bell
is one of the most meaningful ways to express your sympathy to families. Oaks are a long-lived growing legacy that benefits all of nature. May the memory of those lost live on in the mighty oaks we see, and may this gentle wind-bell be a reminder of the strength of love and the continuation of life.  Bell: black finish, and hammered bronze finish on wind sale. Two sizes:

Medium: 8" x 5", overall length 26" $42.

Large:  overall length 36" $62.

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Sunblossom SunSprite Sun Sprite by Sunblossom
Bright and lyrical, this chime is a real cutie. It's cousin, the Window Sprite (below), is a simple hanging version that attaches to windows with suction cups (included). Both come in assorted warm or cool colors. These chimes incorporate solar technology - activated by sunlight, incandescent & florescent light.  Tabletop - freestanding with metal stand.  $64.95
solar-powered mobileSunblossom's butterfly solar mobile is a depiction of a wonder of nature. Captivating circular flight is created with colorful and realistic magnetized butterflies on a metal vine. Participate creatively: you can arrange six assorted butterflies as desired! Securely attaches to the window with two quality suction cups. Quiet beauty. Sunblossom is a Michigan-based company.  $48.95
solar "sprite" - a chime from SunblossomSunblossom Window Sprite - solar activated chime - mount to window with suction cups.  $48.95 Sunblossom MobilesSolar Mobiles by Sunblossom
These mobiles incorporate solar technology into an artistic mobile that moves silently and magically with coruscating colors. Activated by sunlight, incandescent & florescent light. They are a perfect gift for those convalescing or for the hearing impaired. An arching metal hook with two quality suction cups is included for display on any window. Truly eye-catching!  Item varies slightly from photo - theme: sea shells. $48.95

Majesty Bells - quality windchimes made in the USA

Majesty Bells is a premier domestic manufacturer of fine, hand-tuned tubular windchimes - proudly crafted in Manassas Park, Virginia, USA.

click to see enlarged view of Majesty BellsGentle Spirits by Majesty Bells
available in six lengths and three finishes:

G106BL (black), 27", $60
G106CV (copper vein), 27", $60
G106PM (dark plum), 27", $60
G206BL (black), 29", $72
G206CV (copper vein), 29", $72
G206PM (dark plum), 29", $72
G306BL (black), 36", $84
G306CV (copper vein), $84
G406BL (black), 44", $114
G516BL (black), 50", $172
G446BL (black), 74", $208
Made in USA.

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click to see enlarged view of Majesty BellsMajesty Bells Wind Chimes
available in two lengths and three finishes:

W416S (silver), 18", $32
W416B, (bronze), 18", $32
W416G (forest green), 18", $34

and in a larger size:
W516S (silver), 24", $48
W516B (bronze), 24", 48
W516G (forest green), 24" $50
Made in USA

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majesty-bells-l336.jpg (15659 bytes)Majesty Bells Wind Chimes - "In Loving Memory"
Both are inscribed on the wind sail with this quote on by Helen Keller: "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose."

#L336, 18" silver and maple wind chime (left), $42.00

#L206, 30" bronze and maple wind chime (right), $68.00

Majesty Bells #L206
Mini Chimes
are made from recycled window glass and bottle glass. Top pattern painted on with powdered glass, and then fused in a kiln. Every one is handmade. May be hung indoors or out.
recycled glass: model #JRM10

Mini Chimes: Cobalt blue recycled glass 4" wide x 8" long + loop. #JRM10. $28.95

recycled glass: model #JRM11

Mini Chimes: Aqua Recycled Glass 4" wide x 8" long + loop. Item #JRM11. $28.95

Indoor Chime Stand
Matte black finish. Ships flat and easy to assemble.
Small #60710 10” dia. base x 36” tall $21.95
Medium #60713 20½” dia. base x 47½” tall $26.95
Large #60744 36” dia. base x 61” tall  $36.95

  medium chime stand small indoor chime stand large indoor chime stand

above chime stands:  medium (left),  small (center),  large (right)

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mantids and bees

Why Beneficial Insects?

Beneficial insects are your best defense in natural, non-chemical biological control of destructive insects. With ever rising restrictions on toxic insecticides, biological control is becoming more and more popular as gardeners look for alternatives to healthy gardens and yards.

mantis pods and ref. guide Golden Guides Insects Revised and Updated. This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Full color pictures, non-technical language, and up-to-date range maps. $ 6.95, paper 160 pg., 4 x 6 full-color illustrations St. Martin’s Press ISBN 1-58238-129-1

Praying Mantis egg pods shown left (nearly actual size). Each pods contains 50 to 300 mantids. $4.50 each. 3 pods protects up to 5,000 square feet. NOW IN-STOCK.

Typically Mantis pods are available Jan. - May.   Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping

clcik here to see the close-up of emerging MantidsFolks ask us almost in disbelief when they first hear it.
"50 to 300 Mantids per pod?!"

Yep.
"Wow!"

On a warm day recently, the Mantis pod at our counter display began to transform...hundreds of Mantis were emerging. Click the small image to the lNEW and Improved Garden Works Gardener’s Tool Seat This new seat now it has 21 pockets for holding different size tools and a large interior space for other items. The bag detaches easily from the frame and it has two comfortable handles for toting around. The frame puts you at a perfect height for weeding and gardening lessening back strain and it is rugged: it holds up to 250 pounds. see what we mean (photo is a large file and it may take a moment to "open").

download .pdf info sheet hereDownload .pdf info sheet here (2 versions: to raise as "pets"; or, for garden/insect control.)

Giant Swallowtail butterfly & chrysalis"Livestock": currently we're sold out of all "livestock" silk moths & butterflies. Give us a call this summer (toll free: 1-886-818-6295) for more info - we should have some in July.

At various times we enjoy sharing cocoons of various giant silk moths:  Polyphemus, cecropia, luna, and, Spicebush swallowtail butterfly chrysalids.

Complete care instructions are included. These magnificent and showy moths will hatch in spring about the time our trees are leafing out. They would make a great classroom project, birthday gift, Christmas gift or just for anyone interested in the natural world.

Louise's monarch drawing circa 1996Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars
The monarchs are here!  Healthy monarch eggs are three for $15.00. The purchase price includes rearing containers, sanitized food (milkweed) and complete instructions to ensure your success in hatching big, beautiful monarch butterflies.
Sorry - we're not able to ship monarch caterpillars - local in-store sales only.

More info about raising Monarch Butterflies on our "information page" >

sold-out
check back next spring

medium sized "bug tent" ideal for raising butterflies & silk moths

You will need a large well ventilated container to put butterfly caterpillars and/or silk moth cocoons into for hatching. If you do not have one, we have sturdy and reusable bug hatching tents available starting at $14.95 (see our kids page for details).

Crown Bees - logoMason Bees
Our 1st experience with Mason Bees, nature's great pollinators, was the spring of 2002. They've been a huge hit ever since with gardeners and nature buffs alike. There are many species of Orchard Mason bees, only Osmia Lignaria is native to our area (eastern North America).

They are 66% the size of the European honey bee, non-aggressive, and virtually "sting-less". They simply will not attack either singularly or en-masse.
   

male mason beeWhy are Orchard Mason bees so popular? By inviting them into your habitat you increase pollination in and around your gardens ensuring beautiful blossoms, and fruit for wildlife. They are also fascinating to watch and a pleasant learning activity for children. For more information ask for our free pamphlet on Orchard Mason bees.

Starter tube of Orchard Mason Bees - to ensure a new colony is developed in your habitat: A starter set of 10 bees, $15.00. (now in-stock)
Bees may need to be shipped overnight express.

Please respect our minimum web-order: $10 plus shipping

a nesting block for Orchard Mason BeesGoodPlanet's original
Orchard Mason Bee Block
- made right here in the greater US of A. Holds 20-40 "bee tubes" made from Kraft paper, initial set of tubes are included. Dimensions: 6½" tall x 3-5/8" wide x 7¾" deep ("double" is 8½" tall). Solid cedar - screw construction.

- single: 20-tube block: $24.95
- double: 40-tube block: $28.95

 

tubes and inserts for Mason Bee nesting blocksMason Bee Tubes
Easy Tear Guard Tube with Insert  Made from 100% recyclable paper.  Innovative paper-closed end with view hole for sorting empty straws.  The inside diameter is 5/16" and is 6" long. The inserts are thinner straws made from glassine and are 6-1/8" long. The extra length is to assist with taking the inserts out of the guard tubes.  37¢ per tube; 40 tubes, $14.40; 5 bundles or more of 40, $12.40 per bundle.

Good Planet's barnwood mason bee nesting houseBarnwood Mason Bee Nesting Box - by GoodPlanet
Crafted from recycled barnwood with old paint, Shabby Chic-like style. This nesting block is ideal for attracting Mason Bees.  Holds a bundle of "bee tubes" made from Kraft paper, initial set of tubes are included.  Overall dimensions for this solid wood box are 6-1/8" wide x 8-3/8" deep x 6-¾" high. 
$39.95
inserts for Mason Bee tubesWhite paper replacement inserts
Fits Crown Bees Guard tubes shown above.  14¢ per insert; bundle of 40 inserts, $5.20; 5 bundles of 40 or more, $4.40 per bundle. 

NOTE: These refills are made of 100% recyclable paper. They easily pull from Crown Bee traditional guard tubes with paper backs shown above. If you are new to mason bees, please don't buy inserts only because they seem to be cheapest. The walls are too thin to withstand pests and your mason bees will not live survive the summer. Replace inserts in spring before bees begin building new chambers.

InvitaBee Attractant InvitaBee - attractant
These 100% cotton sheets have been infused with inviting nesting scents created from pulverized empty cocoons, duplicating the smell of previously nesting mason bees. Recent scientific tests have concluded that mason bees find nesting holes from scent pheromones and prefer to nest where other mason bees have nested. Use of these attractant sheets will not guarantee that your bees will stay put. They will, however, significantly help attract mason bees to your nesting material through the stimulation of two powerful senses - sight and smell. $5.95
Attractant sheets will last the entire season.

mason bee posterMason Bee Lifecycle Poster
This beautifully illustrated laminated poster is ready to hang up and serve as a reminder of “what to do” and “when to do it” for successful management of orchard mason bees. It is also a wonderful teaching tool and shows the importance on these beneficial gentle pollinators. 8 X 11, $2.95
[to toptop] Carruth Sculpture copyright by Carruth Studios, Inc.
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