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Birds & Butterflies

Ideas for attracting birds & butterflies to your garden.
  • Heat Tolerant Plants

      There are many perennial flowers that thrive in the heat of the summer, providing us with loads of color in sunny spots. Four of our favorites are Coreopsis, Echinacea, Rudbeckia and Verbena. They also attract birds and butterflies and make great long lasting cut flowers to bring indoors and enjoy. Coreopsis Get [...] Read Full Article
  • Plants for Pollinators

    Want to make sure you have healthy, prolific plants? Help pollinators—including butterflies, birds and bees—help you!  Tips to Create a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Choose nectar- and pollen-rich plants that vary in bloom-times. This way, pollinators will have food for as long as possible in the growing season. Choose plants that offer a range of [...] Read Full Article
  • Coneflowers are Butterfly Magnets

    Easy-care coneflowers have undergone a remarkable transformation. No longer shy Midwestern beauties, they’ve burst into entirely new color ranges and gotten gussied up in new flower forms. Native to America’s heartland, coneflowers (Echinacea) are tough and hardy. Large daisy-like flowers have distinctive, raised centers of brownish-orange to black. Sturdy, straight stems [...] Read Full Article
  • Attracting Hummingbirds

    Hummingbirds add life and color to your landscape while giving the hummingbirds a habitat. You can help them access food, shelter, water and sunlight with hummingbird gardening. Brightly colored plants often attract "Hummers."  What Hummingbirds Need:  Food: Hummingbirds feed off of nectar, small insects and spiders. Because they are so active, they [...] Read Full Article
  • The Cardinal Rules

    The Cardinal Rules 4 Steps to Attract Cardinals to Your Backyard Cardinals are beautiful birds that don't migrate. They live here year round. During winter we have an even better opportunity to watch them when the males' brilliant red feathers stand out as they're perched in trees whose leaves have fallen. The [...] Read Full Article
  • Happy Hummingbirds

    There's something so exciting about seeing hummingbirds in your backyard. They are beautiful as they dart around from flower to feeder. The dance they perform is unlike any other backyard bird. Attracting them to your garden is fairly easy. You'll have the most success if you hang feeders and also provide [...] Read Full Article
  • Butterfly Gardening

    Creating a garden that attracts butterflies is easy and fun for the whole family. Beautiful butterflies add life and vibrant color to your garden as the flutter around from one bloom to another. Creating a habitat that attracts butterflies involves just a few basic things. Provide them with food, shelter [...] Read Full Article