Bird Feeders

Use Flowers as Wild Bird Feeders Too!


Another way to greatly help out wild birds is through habitat.  Aside from hanging wild bird feeders that offer seed and suet, try planting trees and flowers which provide sustenance for wild birds in your yard.  There are many native plants, hardy in temperament, which can add value and lasting beauty to your home.

Cone flower is a popular choice for many wild bird species, and being a perennial is an extra added bonus.  Sunflowers are adored by many wild birds, and the faces can be used for decorative purposes after the flower dies.

To attract hummingbirds for instance, check out this long list of beneficial flowers:

Trees and Shrubs
* Azalea
* Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
* Cape Honeysuckle
* Flame Acanthus
* Flowering Quince
* Lantana
* Manzanita
* Mimosa
* Red Buckeye
* Tree Tobacco
* Turk’s Cap
* Weigela

* Coral Honeysuckle
* Cypress Vine
* Morning Glory
* Scarlet Runner Bean
* Trumpet Creeper

Some may be annuals or perennials depending on climate.

* Bee Balm (Monarda)
* Canna
* Cardinal Flower
* Columbine
* Coral Bells
* Four O’Clocks
* Foxglove
* Hosta
* Hummingbird Mint (Agastache)
* Little Cigar
* Lupine
* Penstemon
* Yucca

* Beard Tongue (and other penstemons)
* Firespike
* Fuchsia
* Impatiens
* Jacobiana
* Jewelweed
* Petunia
* Various Salvia species
* Shrimp Plant

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