Planting for the Birds

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Variety is the key to encouraging birds of all kinds. Providing a mixture of large trees, (deciduous and conifer); clumps of berry-laden shrubs; fruit trees; many kinds of flowers and grasses; weeds allowed to seed; insects to forage; fresh water; and a well stocked feeder will please a great variety of birds.

(P.S. Remember, easy on the chemical sprays.)

Conifers

  • Douglas Fir
  • Western Hemlock
  • Junipers
  • Pines
  • Spruce
  • Yews

Perennials

  • Aster
  • Coreopsis
  • Columbine
  • Bee Balm
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Delphiniums
  • Sages/Salvias
  • Comfrey
  • Pensemons
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Garden Phlox
  • Globe Thistle
  • Goldenrod
  • Foxglove
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Coral Bells
  • Dianthus
  • Lupine
  • Cornflower
  • Yucca

Deciduous Trees

  • Birch
  • Dogwoods
  • Madrone
  • Russian Olive
  • Mountain Ash
  • Cherry
  • Filbert
  • Maples
  • Crabapple
  • Hawthorn
  • Sassafras
  • Oaks
  • Hickory
  • Walnut

Ground Covers

  • Kinnikinnik
  • Wintergreen
  • Partridgeberry
  • Annuals
  • Marigolds
  • Calendula
  • Cosmos
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Petunias
  • Salvia
  • Phlox
  • Impatiens
  • Nicotiana
  • Fushias

Shrubs

  • Holly
  • Pyracantha
  • Viburnums
  • Lilac
  • Weigela
  • Blackberry
  • Mulberry
  • Snowberry
  • Oregon Grape
  • Wild Current
  • Honeysuckle
  • Cotoneaster
  • Sumac
  • Serviceberry
  • Flowering Quince
  • Barberry
  • Raspberry
  • Hackberry
  • Elderberry
  • Manzanita
  • Gooseberry
  • Buckbrush

Vines

  • Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Scarlet Runner Bean
  • Morning Glory
  • Trumpet Vine

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