Monday, October 24, 2016

Save something for the birds

When (and if) you clean up your flower beds, leave some (or all!) of the seed heads to feed the birds. Sunflowers are obvious choices, but plants such as Rudbeckia (black eyed susans) and Echinacea (coneflower) will attract birds to your yard. Keep water available for the birds all winter if possible. They need it as much as they need food throughout the winter.

These coneflowers may look spent, but they can still provide nutritional seeds for birds.

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