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Catalog: Plants for Birds
Plants for birds provide places for birds to rest, perch and hide
from predators; nest and raise their young; and find shelter from
the weather. We offer a good selection of some of the best shrubs
available for birds. Most are native and can be grown in
hardiness Zones 3-9. Plants are shipped bareroot
(no soil or pot) and dormant (no foliage) from early April to mid
plants we offer provide a natural food source and habitat for our backyard birds.
These flowering and fruiting plants add beauty to your garden, along
with dimension and texture. A garden full of perennials is beautiful,
but add a flowering/fruiting shrub, and everything changes. Suddenly,
your eyes are drawn up and given something different to view. Birds
will seek shelter in shrubs and will delight and surprise you as
you discover their nests. Shrubs complement and tie together the
rest of the garden by providing the structure or "bones"
-- the foundation on which to build the rest of your garden.
Birds attracted to fruiting plants in your backyard include:
To learn more about creating a bird garden, visit our Gardening
for Birds page.
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A bareroot
plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not actively growing).
See the photo to the right that shows what a bareroot rose looks
like. The bareroot plants that we ship to you were harvested in
the fall and placed in cold storage over the winter to keep them
dormant. In the spring, we ship the bareroot plants to our customers,
from early April through mid May.
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out of the
packing material and place it in a bucket of water so that the roots
are completely covered. Let the roots soak for 4 to 24 hours, then
plant it in your garden. Full planting instructions with photos
are available on our Planting
Help Protect our Migratory Birds!
Buy fair-trade certified coffee and help support the
farmers that care for our migratory birds in the winter. Learn more
at the following Web sites: