Landscaping for wildlife enhances the enjoyment of our gardens. The natural relationship between our plants and the birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, honeybees and even squirrels they attract adds a serene element.
Here are three collections of plants to attract these fascinating creatures...providing shelter and food. You can add a birdbath or pond to provide fresh drinking water, as well.
You may be surprised to see palms in these collections - but mature ones produce fruit that attracts birds. All plants in these groups offer a food source and many are a shelter as well.
Feel free to add or change plants to customize your design.
Collection #1 is for part sun to part shade - the rest are for full to part sun.
(Part sun to part shade)
1. Dutchman's pipe vine
2. Firespike - accent
3. Wild coffee - hedge, accent
4. Porterweed - border, accent, foundation
5. Pygmy date palm
6. Simpson's stopper - accent, hedge
7. Pentas - border, accent, foundation
8. Indian hawthorne - border, foundation
9. Heliconia - accent
10. Weeping yaupon holly tree
11. Cat's whiskers - accent, foundation
12. Firebush - accent
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