This summer I’d like to increase the number and kinds of birds that spend time in my yard. I have decided on four flowers that I will definitely plant in my garden this spring, and if I can I’ll add a few more!
1. Bee Balm grows about two to four feet high and blooms early in the summer. It is responsible for attracting hummingbirds to my yard! The blooms’ colors can be pink, red, or white, but because hummingbirds are attracted to red I am going to buy that variety to plant. This plant should be positioned in an area of your garden that has good exposure to sunlight and well-draining soil.
2. Daisies are often planted because they are beautiful in your garden, and can simply be placed in a small vase to add brightness to your home. They serve a wonderful purpose to birds because their seeds provide nutrition. Instead of dead-heading your daisy plants, allow the seeds to dry and feed your feathered friends.
3. Zinnias are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and are perfect for any garden! They are easy to grow and offer a seed option for birds, similar to the seed concept of Daisies. In addition to birds flocking to your yard, you may also welcome butterflies with this plant.
4. Sunflowers are the ultimate bird seed flower. Plant them in full sunlight in an area where you can see them from your kitchen or dining room table and get twice the joy out of them. When seed heads dry at the end of the season you can hang them from a tree or post for birds to feed from!
My feathered friends will appreciate me thinking of them while planting my garden, and I look forward to having birds to watch while I do work in my kitchen. What flowers will you plant with the intention of attracting birds to your yard?