The neighborhood songbirds will be eating from your hand, or at least from your garden, when you plant a mix of native plants in the home landscape.
Choke cherry (Prunus virginiana), a shrub with fragrant, cream-color blossoms in late spring, bears a feast of dark red fruit prized by birds and humans.
Mountain ash (Sorbus scopulina) thrives with little watering. Waxwings like the bright red, hollylike fruit that other birds avoid.
Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia repens), produces yellow blossoms in spring, but the deep blue berries of this low-growing evergreen shrub are the summer attraction.
Rocky Mountain juniper¿s (Juniperus scopulorum) abundant seeds and berries are produced from fall into winter, attracting Cedar Waxwings, Northern Mockingbirds, Evening Grosbeaks, and more.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), a warm-season grass, provides foraging birds a winter seed source and moderate cover. Light blue-green leaves provide contrast to flowering plants.
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) draw Mourning Doves and a variety of songbirds.
Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Midwest
Choose these perennials for a bold, beautiful, low-maintenance garden that fills your yard with color all summer lo...
Create Stunning Hanging Baskets
Use these easy plant-by-numbers recipes to put together the most beautiful hanging baskets in your neighborhood.
Plant a Living Wreath
Plant this low-care, living wreath to hang on your doorway, fence, or deck for beauty through the season.
For many gardeners, annuals are a go-to solution for many garden needs. Annual flowers are a quick way to fill empt...
New Varieties for 2013
Learn about the hottest new perennial and annual flowers, as well as vegetables and blooming trees and shrubs.
Top Flowering Shrubs for the Midwest
Pretty, long-blooming shrubs are a perfect fit for gardens old and new. Check out these expert picks for Midwestern...
Home Landscaping 101
Here's how to get begin planning a practical home landscape that will grow more beautiful over time.