If you’re a bird lover, you’re not alone. Their beautiful colors, playful activity, cheerful chirping – People all over the world spend hundreds of thousands of hours watching them and hundreds of thousands of dollars tracking them. And while you might not be a dedicated ornithologist, having an appreciation for these winged creatures and all they contribute to nature might give you reason enough to consider adding bird-friendly garden plants to your landscape.
Birds are curious creatures that make for great entertainment, but they’re also great to have around for functional reasons, as well. They eat garden pests like insects and help keep other vermin under control. They also aid in pollination. Add all that up, and you’ve got the perfect natural ally, so why not give them a welcoming environment in your outdoor space?
At Executive Landscaping, Inc., we have a great deal of expertise in creating landscapes that incorporate bird-friendly garden plants that look beautiful in your design and give birds a great place to land.
This Garden’s for the Birds
Considering creating a garden that’s for the birds? Here are a few bird-friendly garden plants to add to your list:
These shrubs have seeds and clusters of glossy, iridescent-purple berries that serve as important sources of food for a number of species of birds such as the Northern Bobwhite.
The bright yellow flowers are greatly attractive to bees, butterflies and birds including American goldfinches, chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, sparrows and towhees.
Hummingbirds love the bright red cardinal flower’s nectar.
Songbirds love to feast on the seeds of the cheerful yellow of the Coreopsis.
The fleshy fruit of these flowering trees are a favorite of cardinals, titmice and bluebirds.
Milkweed is a popular plant with monarch butterfly caterpillars, but they also attract many insects that are great for birds, too. Goldfinches and other birds use the silky part of the seed as nest liner.
These shade trees are extremely popular with many species of birds, which use them for nesting and shelter. Birds are also enticed to its branches by the abundance of insects and acorns found on oak trees
These gorgeous flowers draw butterflies and other pollinators during the summer and provide tasty seeds for goldfinches and other birds in the fall.
These massive flowers appeal to the eye of most birds, and their seeds make great snacks for birds in migration.
In addition to having tubular red flowers that are beautiful on their own, this vine’s nectar attracts hummingbirds. Their fruit appeals to many birds like purple finches and hermit thrushes and migrating Baltimore orioles eat their flowers as well as feeding on their nectar.
Beautiful and Beneficial Landscaping
We know the importance of designing a landscape that’s not only beautiful but also beneficial to wildlife. We work with homeowners all over the Gulf Coast and design outdoor spaces that utilize bird-friendly garden plants to add color and visual interest, knowing that we’re also giving birds a place they’ll love.
Call landscaping experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc. to learn more the many landscaping services we offer and how we can add bird-friendly garden plants to your space today!