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Attracting pollinators to your garden

Attracting birds to our backyard is a hobby that lifts our spirits.

Attracting pollinators to your garden

Whether your’e looking to attract a particular pollinator or add some colour to your garden, our gardening experts provide the best tips in attracting pollinators to your garden.

Birds, Bees & Other Pollinators

We carry a wide range of feeders, birdhouses, birdbaths, and birdseed. Whether it’s songbirds or hummingbirds you wish to attract we’ll set you up with all you need to get started in attracting pollinators to your garden!

Plants & Flowers that Will Attract Birds
Planting a few flowers around your yard will attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies this summer. Longer-term, planting fruit trees for food and evergreens for shelter will make your yard more attractive to the birds for years into the future.  Here are some plants that will attract birds:

Flowers Small Trees Shrubs & Vines
Aster Bayberry Blackberry
Bachelor Button Cedar (Juniper) Boxwood
Black-eyed Susan Cherry Elderberry
California Poppy Crabapple English Ivy
Chrysanthemum Dogwood Grape
Columbine Eastern Hemlock Holly
Marigold Hawthorn Honeysuckle
Purple Coneflower Plum Juniper
Japanese Maple Myrtle
Serviceberry Raspberry
Sumac Spicebush
Virginia Creeper
Witch Hazel



Trees that Provide Plentiful Fruit and Seeds for Birds

Beech Fagus spp. and cvs Larch Larix spp. and cvs.
Birch Betula spp. and cvs. Oak Quercus spp. and cvs.
Dogwood Cornus spp. and cvs. Pine Pinus spp. and cvs.
Fir Abies spp. and cvs. Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. and cvs.
Hackberry Celtis spp. and cvs. Spruce Picea spp. and cvs.
Hawthorne Crataegus spp. and cvs.


Shrubs and Woody Climbers that Provide Plentiful Fruit and Seeds for Birds

Blueberry Vaccinium spp. and cvs. Rose Rosa spp. and cvs.
Buffaloberry Shepherdia spp. and cvs. Snowberry Symphoricarpos spp. and cvs.
Elder Sambucus spp. and cvs. Sumac Rhus spp. and cvs.
Holly Illex spp.and cvs. Viburnum Viburnum spp. and cvs.
Juniper Juniperus spp. and cvs. Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia


After blooming, leave the seedbeds of these flowers in place to provide food for birds; avoid sterile cultivars that don’t produce seed.

Amaranth Amaranthus spp. and cvs. Forget-Me-Not Myosotis spp. and cvs.
Bellflower Campanula spp. and cvs. Goldenrod Solidago spp. and cvs.
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia spp. and cvs. Marigold Tagetes spp. and cvs.
Blanket Flower Gaillardia spp. and cvs. Phlox Phlox spp. and cvs.
Cosmos Cosmos spp. and cvs. Thistle Crisium spp. and cvs.
Delphinium Delphinium spp. and cvs. Zinnia Zinnia spp. and cvs.


Meals for All Seasons

Spring Summer Late Summer and Fall
Azalea Bee Balm (Monarda) Autumn Sage (Salvia greggi)
Columbine (Aquilegia) Bleeding Heart Border Phlox (Phlox paniculate)
Delphinium – Blue Fuchsia Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
Foxglove Heuchera – red and pink Crocosmia
Penstemon – Red Impatiens Daylilies (Hemerocallis)
Trumpet Honeysuckle Petunia Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)
Salvia Gladiolus
Sweet William (Dianthus) Red hot pokers (Kniphofia hybrids)
Tobacco plant (Nicotiana) Zinnias
Trumpet Vine (Campsis)
Scarlet Runner Beans – flowers


Don’t forget to provide safe places for the birds to hide.  Dense trees around the perimeter of your yard will attract birds.  Make a diagram of your yard and plan how it will look in five ears, ten years and beyond.  A pile of brush in a corner of the yard will give smaller birds a place to hide from Hawks.

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