For the Birds!

For the Birds!

Gardening with birds in mind is a great way to bring additional beauty and balance to your growing space. These winged wonders not only help with pollination and spreading of seeds, but offer chemical-free insect control as well. Adding a few plants, shrubs, and trees that feed wild birds will help ensure your garden supports, and gets support from, a diversity of feathered friends.

Even a small garden or landscape space can help provide for their basic needs. A mix of fruiting trees or shrubs, seed-forming grasses and perennials, and an evergreen or two can provide them with food, and shelter. Twigs, dried grass and seed head fluff from these same plants will be used as nest building materials. If a few of the plants offer nectar-filled blooms, you add a treat to the menu during bloom seasons. Don’t forget to accessorize your bird friendly landscape with bird baths, birdhouses and feeders to provide for them. We offer everything right here, including wild bird food, hummingbird food, and feeders galore!

Great Plants for Food, Shelter and Nesting Materials

  • Fruiting Trees and Shrubs
  • Viburnum
  • Cotoneaster
  • Yew
  • Dogwood
  • Echinacea
  • Rudbeckia
  • Larger Ornamental Grasses
  • Bee Balm
  • Dianthus
  • Salvia
  • Evergreen trees
  • Thuja