WHICH PLANTS DO YOU GROW TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN?

  • May 02, 2014 10:32 AM
    Message # 1546420
    In anticipation of our May meeting, the Sharing Secrets question is: 

    ”Which plants do you grow to attract birds to your garden?”
  • May 02, 2014 11:52 AM
    Reply # 1546465 on 1546420
    I adore Hummingbirds and have planted many different Salvias as well as others for us both to enjoy. 
  • May 02, 2014 3:11 PM
    Reply # 1546525 on 1546420
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     Anigozanthos Kangaroo Paws attract lots of hummingbirds.   I like to sit and watch them after doing some gardening.   
  • May 03, 2014 12:20 PM
    Reply # 1546689 on 1546420
     Prostrate rosemary brings house finches, American goldfinches and warblers in droves.  I have also seen the elusive Orchard Orioles around an Iochroma, but maybe on their way to the orange tree?  I don't really know what brings the Orchard Orioles but they are in my yard and are the hot bird right now.
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  • May 03, 2014 1:59 PM
    Reply # 1546704 on 1546420

    I am very fortunate to live right next to the Santa Monica Conservancy, so many bird species have visited my home.  I currently have two new families of house finches that have set up house under the eaves of my home.  In addition, there are two pairs of red-tail hawks that fly around hunting during the hot weather we're currently having. 

     

    There are many colorful varieties of hummingbirds that reside in the area and are attracked to the following plants in the garden: salvia greggii 'Alba' which blooms most of the year,  Galvezia speciosa 'Bocarosa' - Island Snapdragon, a very floriferous native small shrub and leonotis leonurus - Lion's tail - which blooms in the late spring and summer; and agapanthus "Getty White' with it's huge white flowers that are just starting now.

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