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I made 3 separate feeder stations for the extremely territorial hummingbirds who visit us.
Materials: cheapy, short garden hooks
small discarded pots
Great Stuff spray foam
water-storing crystals (optional)
various decorative plants
large decorative pots
small hummingbird feeder
NOTE: I would not recommend planting edible plants in these planters as I do not know what sort of nasty stuff seeps into the soil from the spray foam. If you choose to plant edibles, do so at your own risk.
1. Gather materials.
2. Cover holes in small pots with duct tape.
3. Spray a little bit of foam in small pot to test its expansion.
4. Place bottom of hook in pot.
5. Stabilize hook so that it remains upright with whatever you have on hand. I used duct tape, Styrofoam, and paint stirrers.
6. Fill pot with more Great Stuff. Caution... it will continue to expand until it hardens. I had to trim some off of one of the pots.
7. When dry, place small pot inside large pot.
8. Add potting soil and water storing crystals, if using.
Lesson Learned... Don't over-use the crystals or they will push the soil out of the pot, along with the plant roots. This is NOT desirable!
9. Plant your decorative plants as you wish.
10. Fill and hang your hummingbird feeder and wait for it to be discovered.