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Colorful J Schatz hummingbird feeder inspired by hibiscus

July 26, 2011 |  7:36 am

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Hummingbird enthusiasts and modernists alike will fall for the colorful new hummingbird feeder from J Schatz, shown above.

Like Schatz's fun ceramic egg bird feeder, the glossy stoneware feeder was designed with birds in mind. Its shape was inspired by the tropical hibiscus flower and the six color choices are all hummingbird-friendly: red, yellow, light blue, orange, lime green and pink. (Red is recommended for first-time feeders as it is the most easily noticed by the birds.) Each feeder, handcrafted in New York, measures 6 1/2-inches tall and nearly 5 inches wide and comes with a complementary colored stamen to assist feeding. 

About feeding: J Schatz recommends dissolving one part ordinary white cane sugar with four parts tap water. Next, turn the feeder upside down and pour the nectar into the hummingbird feeder. When full, secure the rubber stopper (visible below), turn over and hang on the attached rust-resistant vinyl-coated wire. Wipes clean with a damp cloth. $125. Free shipping. (866) 344-5267.

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-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: J Schatz

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