English Gardens Calendar 2017

English Gardens Calendar 2017

Lovely Calendar Showcases English Gardens

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Example of an English garden from pixabay.com

There is not anything more entrancing than the magic of English gardens, in my humble opinion. I would venture to say that just about any gardener envies the charm and tranquility that is provided in any well planned English garden. Speaking of planning, a calendar showcasing those types of gardens is a great way to plan the coming year and enjoy a love of gardening at the same time.

Just as in planning the every day events of our busy schedules takes a little time, so does the planning of the English gardens found around the globe. One does not just accomplish a garden that is truly English in style in one day. Perhaps during 2017 you can organize your busy days while admiring the lovely styles of gardens that the English have made so very popular.

English Gardens 2017 Wall Calendar

What defines the making of English Gardens?

Typically English gardens incorporate a path of some sort that leads one into an inviting world of topiary and vined trellises. We are greeted with vibrant colors of a variety of flowers as our senses also take in the fragrances of the plants. A garden in the English style invites the visitor to take in the peace and tranquility of nature as they walk the paths.

One might find a bench to rest on while enjoying the view around them. You will also almost always find a mixture of flowers, herbs and vegetables in a garden of English design. If the area is large enough there will also be a grassy area to enjoy.

There will be raised beds along the way with either perennials or annuals or a mixture of both. The path will wind lazily around the garden or perhaps in a more elegant setting there will be a maze to wonder through. Shaped hedges both short and tall will mingle withing the landscape creating a most peaceful visit with nature.

Whether you plan to have your own garden with an English design or you just admire the creativity of one, I think having a calendar for 2017 of English gardens will serve you well. As you plan your year, you can enjoy the beauty of the age old designs of gardening in the style of the British.

Songbirds Calendar 2017

Plan Your Year With Songbirds

Songbirds 2017 Wall Calendar
from: Calendars.com

Not only do the songbirds that visit our yards bring us joy just by seeing them but their songs lighten our hearts and bring a smile to our lips. Now you can have a calendar that shows the beauty of these birds while organizing your daily, weekly, and monthly events in one place. The calendar below features the artwork of Susan Bourdet showing our little winged friends in different scenes from her imagination.

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Songbirds 2017 Wall Calendar

I’m showing the wall calendar but this one also comes in a small weekly planner, a vertical wall calendar and a softcover planner if those fit your needs better. They are all in stock and ready to ship to your home or office so that you can begin to plan your year 2017.

You can also find other calendars that feature our beloved little songbirds that show photos of the birds rather than artwork. The Songbirds 2017 Wall Calendar is an example of photography featuring the perching birds who liven our hearts with their songs each day.

Whether it be the distinctive chatter of the cardinal or blue jay or the sounds of larks and finches, these birds usually let us know that they have come for a visit to our backyards. We may not always see them but we know they are there by there musical little voices.

Birdhouse Calendars

It is the time of the year that we begin to see new calendars becoming available for the coming year and I guess you know that being the bird lover that I am; I’m usually looking for ones that have to do with birds. No big surprise there, I’m sure. I’m pretty fascinated with all things that have to do with birds and bird houses is certainly one of them. There are so many really cool and practical ones available for our little winged friends and there is also a calendar that features the beautiful artwork of Tim Coffey and his imaginative birdhouses.

Birdhouses 2017 Wall Calendar

You can also get this calendar in a smaller version: Birdhouses 2017 Mini Wall Calendar or in a Softcover Weekly Planner

The large calendar or standard sized one for 2017 measures about 13 1/2 inches wide and 24 inches long when opened and hanging on the wall. It has medium sized grids each month to accommodate your notes. It also covers a 12 month calendar year.

This calendar is in stock and ready to ship from Calendars.com if you want to go ahead and order it so that you are ready for the new year. It will be here before you know it.

The publishing company for the Birdhouses calendar that I am previewing for you here on this blog post is LANG which has been the #1 choice of calendars since 1999. I love the calendars that they produce. They are always on thick paper and are a nicer quality than some of the cheaper ones that we find. They are especially nice when you are like me and use your calendar on a daily basis, they don’t fall apart from the extended use.

Backyard Bird Calendars

We all have birds as neighbors and there are an estimated 62 million Americans who love to watch and feed those little winged friends in their backyards. Many of us love to watch from our own windows as the little feathered friends land in our yards to feed, drink and play. Personally, I also love to have a backyard bird calendar in my home, too.

Backyard Birds 2017 Wall Calendar

The calendar above features 12 of the most interesting of those visitors to our backyards: Northern Cardinal; Western Tanager; Indigo Bunting; Baltimore Oriole; Blue Jay; Great Tit; Scarlet Tanager; Cedar Waxwing; Western Bluebird; Evening Grosbeak; Red-headed Woodpecker; Painted Bunting. Each month features a specific bird and is accompanied by fascinating National Geographic information and a large grid with moon phases and international holidays. The added bonus from the purchase of this particular calendar is that the proceeds from the sale support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs. The backyard birds calendar from National Geographic includes a 3-year at-a-glance page and is earth friendly, printed with soy-based inks on FSC certified paper.

Each year as I begin to look for a new calendar with my little feathered friends as the topic, I struggle with which one to purchase. I love the one featured above by National Geographic but I also love one below.

Backyard Birds 2017 Wall Calendar

Both show my little bird in all their feathered glory and I might just have to get both of them this year. I could have one here at my desk and perhaps one out on the back porch where I sit the most to watch my little visitors in the backyard. I have a little time to decide before I order. How about you? Which of the two do you prefer? Or are you like me and want both?

Calendars With Cardinals

If you love cardinals

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I don’t know of many bird watchers that do not love the beautiful red bird that visits our backyards, the cardinal. It is the state bird of many states, including my home state of Indiana. I have a bit of a small collection of these little birds in the house and am always thrilled when I see one at the feeders in my backyards. I think that I would have been drawn to these lovely red birds anyway but they are especially dear to me because they were my Grandmother’s favorite bird.

So, I always look for a calendar each year that features the cardinals and this year I have found three that make me smile. I’ll have to make a decision as to which one will hang on my wall on the back porch. That is the place where I watch my little winged friends the most because the feeders are just outside the windows.

cardinal wall calendar
Cardinals 2017 Wall Calendar

This 12 month calendar by Brown Trout offers 12 lovely images of the lovely cardinal that visit so many of our backyards. This particular calendar is in stock and ready to ship.


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Cardinals 2017 Wall Calendar

An 18 month calendar features our winged friend, the cardinal and is published by Willow Creek. It measures 12 inches wide by 24 inches long when opened and hung on our wall in the home or office. Order this calendar now with shipping being quick as it is in stock and ready to be on its way.

cardinal towel calendar
Spring Cardinals 2017 Kitchen Towel Calendar

If you want to go a little old school and have a calendar that functions in two ways, you can choose this calendar with cardinals that is really a kitchen towel. It will add to your kitchen decor, help you dry your dishes and let you know the calendar year. You can also just hang it on a wall like you would any calendar.

I’m not sure yet, which one I will pick for the year of 2017, I have some time to decide. If you were going to choose one, which one of these three would it be?

Birds In Art Calendar

A Calendar for the bird enthusiast

As much as we love to see your winged little friends visit our backyards, many of us also enjoy birds in art in the form of prints, paintings, woodcuts and fabrics. We can also enjoy the creativity of the different artists in the form of a calendar to use to organize out lives throughout the year. My favorite calendar of this variety is shown below.

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Birds in Art 2017 Wall Calendar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases many styles of birds in art and present a calendar each year showing some of the best on display. We can enjoy the artist’s renditions of cranes, peacocks, hummingbirds and so many other types of bird species in the calendar. The avian subjects from famous artists and nature enthusiasts like Audubon and Hiroshige are depicted in this years calendar that spans from September 2016 through December 2017.

The calendar can be be pre-ordered at this time with shipping expected to begin around October 7, 2016. What a delightful way to encourage a love of art and of our little winged friends by hanging a calendar like this in our home or office.

Calendars For The Kitchen 2016

Calendars For The Kitchen 2016

One way to add a little functional decor to the kitchen is to have a calendar displayed. If you pick the right one it may also give you tips for the kitchen, recipes and all sorts of fun stuff.

Take the new calendar for 2016 that I am featuring below. It is full of little surprises!

kitchen happiness calendar
Kitchen Happiness 2016 Wall Calendar

This standard sized calendar for the wall offers some wonderful mid-century modern artwork along with cooking and entertaining tips, useful conversions that you need in the kitchen plus some classic recipes for cocktails. I love it’s fun and funky retro look! Don’t you?

The illustrations are done by artist Jan Skacelik and it won’t take up anymore room than any calendar that you might have hanging on the wall with its measurements being 12 inches wide by 24 inches long.

If the retro feel isn’t what you like to have, another choice would be this Kitchen 2016 Wall Calendar that features culinary photography for each month of the year.

Another choice with a fun or whimsical theme for the kitchen is the calendar below:

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Fun Kitchen 2016 Wall Calendar

Actually there is no short supply of great calendars to have in our kitchens. You can choose retro, whimsical or practical. I found calendars that feature organic foods for the kitchen, planners, organizers and an entire section that are the old school style of kitchen calendar made from fabric. The fabric ones can’t be written on for reminders but once you are finished with them on the wall, they make great linen towels to dry dishes with.

Honestly, your kitchen calendar does not have to have a kitchen or food theme at all. Naturally, you can choose whatever theme suits your tastes the best. I just think that it is fun to have the one in the kitchen to go along with the use of the room itself.

Monument Valley Calendar

Western Scenes Calendar

Monument Valley Wall Calendar

Whether you have realized it or not, you have seen many a photograph of Monument Valley located in the American West. Pictures of this remarkable place have been used in different forms of media since the 1930s. The actual location is at the Arizona-Utah state line near the famous Four Corners region. Part of the Colorado Plateau this area is clustered with uniquely formed sandstone buttes. This area is within the Navajo Nation reservation and is referred to by the Dine as the “valley of rocks”.

You will find plenty of room to record your personal notes, appointments and more on this large format calendar.

monument valley calendar
Monument Valley Wall Calendar


  • Format: Standard Wall
  • Size Closed: 8 3/4 inches by 12 inches
  • Size Opened: 17 1/2 inches by 12 inches
  • Binding: Stapled
  • Publisher: Smith-Southwestern

back cover monument valley calendar
Back Cover of Calendar

The back cover shown above gives you a nice preview of what each months page shows in the way of a colorful photograph of this classic western area. Perhaps your are reminded of a movie like Stagecoach, 2001 A Space Odyssey, or Easy Rider. Images much like these were used in those films.

inside page monument valley calendar
Inside page view of Calendar

No need to pre-order this scenic American West calendar as it is in stock and ready to ship to your desired destination.