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This is a rather large and spectacular flower! It is the first time I have modelled it in polymer clay, and I think it came out quite well. The hummingbirds seem to agree, and I have photos showing this very feeder in use. The Northern Catalpa, or Catawba, is a North American tree with huge, heart shaped leaves, and long "bean" pods appearing in the late summer and fall. The blossoms are rather extravagant in appearance, seeming to belong in the tropics, rather than in a temperate, western Pennsylvania forest. It is a close relative of the Trumpet vine, Campsis radicans, and both are highly attractive to hummingbirds.

The flower is rather frilly and slightly off white, with distinct purple markings inside the throat, and bright yellow markings on the bottom petal. Hummingbird feeders do not have to be red to attract hummingbirds, and this feeder proves my point, nicely! Be sure to look at the photos of this feeder in use.

Most of my feeders are approximately 50mL in capacity. At 187 mL, this feeder is more than 3x as large. The flower is also larger, at just under 3" in diameter, rather than the usual 1 1/2" - 2" flowers. It's still small enough to be cute, but holds a good bit more than most of my other feeders. This should be of benefit to some of my western customers, especially, who tend to attract larger numbers of hummingbirds than we typically do in the eastern US and Canada, but still not oversized for we easterners.

As with my smaller feeders, there is an opening in the center of the flower and hummingbirds sip sugar water "nectar" through the opening, just as they would from a natural flower. A custom made green stopper at the base of the flower fits perfectly into a yellowish, amber green glass bottle that once contained wine. A 14 gauge, soft brass wire is twisted around the bottle and is adjustable to allow for secure hanging at different angles. This 14 gauge wire is thicker than the usual 16 gauge that I use, and is strong enough to support the larger, heavier bottle without bending.

Entire length of this feeder is approximately 8 5/16 ". The flower itself is about 2 1/2" wide and about 2 3/4" tall. The bottle holds about 187mL of sugar water, which is equivalent to 6.3 fluid ounces (US).

I have spent a lot of time field testing and perfecting my feeders before I decided to sell them. I'm quite proud of them. They look so natural, that hummingbirds seem to view them as real flowers. My local Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have eagerly accepted them.

All of my feeders come with the necessary instructions for mixing nectar, filling, hanging, and cleaning. If you have any questions about them, before or after purchase, please feel free to contact me.

NOTE ON SHIPPING--Quotes are based on western PA to California. If you live closer to western PA, I may be able to reduce the shipping cost by a few dollars. Priority rates differ greatly by distance.

HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER--Catalpa Flower on Larger Bottle


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polymer clay, 14 gauge soft brass wire, recycled green glass wine bottle
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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