How to Plant a Garden for Birds and other Pollinators


Joshua Dean is a landscape designer in this video who shows you how to plant a garden for birds and other pollinators. These include bees and butterflies.
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Stepping stones are ideal for placing in the center of your garden. They will give you easy access for caring for the plants once they begin to grow. You can create a garden that has a balance for a budget and a beginner gardener. Stage the garden before planting so that you can see where the colors are in the yard and how tall the plants will be once they are together.

One of the high plants that you can add is Switchgrass. This is a tall plant that can reach 6 to 7 feet. Butterflies enjoy this plant.

Inkberries are a nice backdrop and can be left in place during the winter months.

Cone flowers attract more birds, such as hummingbirds and finches. These flowers are often pink and white.

Stokes Aster is a beautiful purple flower that attracts birds as well.

Oak leaf hydrangeas grow in the sun and the shade. It does better in the shade with larger leaves being produced. Brighter colors often attract more birds and pollinators, which is something you want to keep in mind so that you can monitor the number of animals in the yard.











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