Plant for Birds & Butterfly
About Plant for Birds & Butterfly
One of the greatest joy of owning a garden comes when local wildlife turns your outdoor space into their own home. It’s exciting when an unusual species of bird lands on your feeder, and a vibrant ecosystem can really bring your garden to live, helping flowers bloom and encouraging others to visit birds and butterflies.
Birds and butterflies are among the most welcome visitors to our gardens, with their graceful displays and tendency to pollinate our plants. Creating a bird and butterfly-friendly garden is something many of us green-fingered enthusiasts aspire to.Butterflies, bees and other pollinators need shelter to hide from predators, get out of the elements and rear their young. Let a hedgerow or part of your lawn grow wild for ground-nesting bees.
Hummingbirds and butterflies favor flowers rich in nectar, including bee balm, cardinal flower, chrysanthemums, columbine, delphinium, penstemon, pincushion flower, Salvia, verbena, and dianthus. Varieties of shrubs with nectar-rich flowers include lavender, lilac, rosemary, bluebeard, fuchsia, viburnum, cotoneaster, heavenly bamboo, and butterfly bush.