Posts Tagged ‘Songbirds’
Every year I like to plant a random basket for the sole purpose of attracting butterflies. It is a mismatched looking assortment, but I know the plants will all attract lots of hummingbirds. A Bandana® Lantana is always one in the assortment.
(Lantana) Bandana® Rose Lantana flowers start out as a yellow color and mature to rose. Bandana® Rose is a well branched plant that has a nice mounding growing habit. Try Lantanas in a hanging basket or in a mixed combo planter.
On today’s walk I noticed the small red berries on this Holly. Castle Spire™ Ilex x meserveae ‘Hachfee’ is an evergreen so it stays green all winter. Small red berries appear in the late fall and into winter for added late season interest. The berries make a special treat for the birds in the winter.
(Blue Holly) Castle Spire™ Ilex is a lovely, pyramidal blue holly with superior branching and large, lustrous, dark green leaves that change to red in the fall. The stately, narrow form makes it an excellent choice for hedges, foundation plantings, or even as a dramatic specimen. Birds will enjoy the bright red berries in the fall and winter. Castle Spire™ is a vigorous new plant that is a vast improvement over older varieties. Use Castle Wall™ Ilex as the male pollinator in a nearby planting. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.