Gardening to Attract Birds
There is nothing more exciting than watching a mother bird drop seeds from your feeder into her young one's throat for the first time - unless it's catching a hummingbird dart and dive at the nectar flowers and brightly colored vines you've planted. Gardens that attract birds are sources of everlasting enjoyment and beauty. Of course the entertainment for you as a gardener can't compare with how the birds benefit. You're providing them with the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, and water.
This title will walk you through the ideal garden plan, choosing the flowers and plants to attract birds and other pollinators to your yard.
Table of Contents
- The Ideal Garden Plan
- Drafting a Plan
- Choosing Annual and Biennial Flowers
- Perennial Flowers
- Flowering Vines and Ground Covers
- Native Grasses
- Shrubs and Thickets
- Trees to Attract Birds
- It's Not Just for the Birds
- For Further Reading
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!