The Garden Enthusiast- Backyard Nature Station Update

November 2012


Fellow Backyard Nature Lovers,

The holidays are upon us and our family wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

We will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family. We’ll close at 3pm on December 24th (yes, we’ll be open on this Monday for your shopping convenience) and will be closed on Christmas Day, December 26th, and 31st.

Black Friday (and Saturday) deals*

*Cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts or previously purchased merchandise


1st 10 customers in the store on Friday get a free K feeder and 1# black oil sunflower or thistle seed.

In Birding:
This year get your loved one the gift that keeps on giving! Droll Yankee Tipper, Whipper, and Dipper just $84.99; the Droll Yankee Flipper only $124.99


$5 instant savings on any Squirrel Buster (excluding the Mini)


NoNo feeders (regularly $23.99) on sale for $19.99


Squirrel Boss – train the squirrels to stay off your feeder (reg. $89.99) sale price - $79.99

Dr. J.B.” Clean Hummingbird feeder (all of it can go in the dishwasher) – reg. $24.99 – on sale for $19.99

Designer Glass Birdbaths reg. $34.99, sale $30.99; reg. $36.99, sale $32.99; reg. $52.99 sale $48.99

10% off birdbath stands

In the Tool Shed:

10% off any tool shed item over $50

35% off label makers (in stock only)

Garden Art:

30% off Candle Towers (in stock only)

15% off regularly priced flags and MatMates

20% off regularly priced Yard Designs and Mail Wraps

40% Jeffersonian Weather instruments (in stock only) – a unique gift!

Pottery – further markdowns taken – most are now 40-50% off


15% off all fountains


Cricket Forge Butterfly Stakes reg. $94.99, sale price - $84.99


Puzzles and Opoly games – buy 2 get a third one of equal or lesser value 50% off



Like us on Facebook (and print out the page to bring in) between December 1st and the 31st and receive 5% off your total purchase.


Every time you make a purchase between now and December 24th, you can enter into a drawing for a gift basket. We’ll pick the winner of the gift basket at 3pm on the 24th.






Small Business Saturday - Nov 24th

Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone — from the business owners who create jobs to their customers — to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. 

American Express will be offering a $25 statement credit to cardmembers who make a purchase from a small business on November 24, 2012. 

If you would like more information about Small Business Saturday, and their $25 credit program, go to:

Christmas on Main, December 6th specials

Come visit us during the Christmas on Main event (6-9pm) for unadvertised specials.

What's New in the Store?


For the holidays, we’ll have a ‘stocking’ on items that make great stocking stuffers. Check them out as you wander through the store.


Birding: Suet Saver feeders (covers the top part of the feeder so that only the clinging birds like woodpeckers and finches can get to the suet), designer bistro feeders, contemporary style bird feeder for smaller birds, Classic Dining Station, Suet Ball Lamp, Miss Snowman feeder, new bird houses by Jim Jackson,


Garden art: Christmas/winter flags, Matmates, Mail Wraps and Yard Designs; decorative rain gauges, decorative owl wall mounts; new outdoor fountains


Miscellaneous: Christmas ornaments including Lynn’s Wrens brought back for this season (ornaments made out of recycled wool sweaters), gift totes, chicken waterer bases, pottery by Michael DeBerry; microfiber cleaning cloths have been restocked


Children: Puzzles, books, Make Your Own Puzzle (or Kite) kit, volcano kits and bug vacuums


Will be arriving next week: Woodland Church, Mushroom House, Tea Pot Fairy house, Crookneck Cottage, and more – great additions for the miniature garden!


Upcoming Events on Main Street

The following events are sponsored by the Old Town Tucker Merchant’s Association (OTTMA). Proceeds benefit the Main Street District.

Thursday, December 6th - Christmas on Main with music, Santa, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, lighting of the tree, music, and more. 6-9pm.


Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Chili Cook-off


Classes & Events

2nd Annual Secret Santa – December 8th & 9th – Children can again purchase gifts for their parents, siblings and others. They’ll have cookies and juice, get to help with wrapping, and make a card to go with the gift. If you like, you can give us a list to help guide them. Please preregister (404-474-7072), if possible, so we know how many supplies we’ll need.



For extra color in the garden, be creative with container gardens using pots or other containers such as the Pamela Crawford baskets that we have in the store. Add pansies, kale, cabbage, hardy ferns, rosemary and other winter hardy plants for you display.

It’s time to cut back your faded perennials for the winter

I’ll be out soon cutting some holly, magnolia leaves and other greenery to incorporate into the decorations for Christmas. There are so many things you can use from the garden to bring the outdoors in and create a festive holiday appearance. 


Here are a few of the birds we may see year round in Atlanta: Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinals, American Goldfinch, Eastern Towhee, American Kestral, and House Wren.

It’s a great time to put a suet feeder out. Suet provides birds with high energy which they need when it gets cold.

Bird of the Month: Northern Cardinal

·         Only a few female North American songbirds sing, but the female Northern Cardinal does, and often while sitting on the nest.

·         Cardinals attack their own reflection in spring and early summer. Within a few weeks, aggression hormone levels begin to subside and these attacks should end. One female Cardinal kept up this behavior every day or so for six months without stopping.

·         The Northern Cardinal is the state bird of seven states.

·         The oldest recorded Northern Cardinal was 15 years 9 months old.

·         Nearly any bird feeder you put out ought to attract Northern Cardinals, but they particularly seem to use sunflower seeds. Leave undergrowth in your backyard or around the edges, and you may have cardinals nesting on your property



Ongoing at The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station

Don’t forget we have gift certificates, too!

Hope to see you soon,

Linda, Brittany, Jessica, Jeremy, Stephen & Greyson

The Garden Enthusiast - Backyard Nature Station

2316 D Main Street

Tucker, GA 30084

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6PM

Sunday 10am - 5PM

Monday Closed

Contact us at 404-474-7072 or [email protected]