Your garden’s flowers fill your yard with beauty, color, shape and even fragrance. But that’s not where their interest ends. Throughout the year, seedheads, berries, nectar and fruit draw in winged visitors, such as songbirds and hummingbirds, providing them with the energy they need to perform essential functions, like flying, mating and migrating.
Including a mix of trees and shrubs in your perennial border doesn’t just create more food options. It provides good cover, too, so birds can find shelter and feel protected while they eat. Check out these must-have favorites for birds, and then read our article 10 plants to attract hummingbirds to your garden to meet several hummingbird magnets!