It is easy to add fruits and berries to your landscape as space permits. The small trees and shrubs will attract birds and butterflies with natural treats. Some you may like to eat also. I have shared below some pics from my yard and info from Wikipedia to give you an idea of what fruits the birds like. Of course, any further info you may want is a click away on Google Search.
I encourage everyone to grow some of your own food. It is good planning to have things around your yard (or patio) to eat. Celebrate the month of March by noticing what is blooming around you. Begin to think about a garden. Enjoy!!
(Sarg. ex C.K.Schneid.)Rehder
Cherry Laurel (For the Birds)
Link to Spring Photostudy:
Chinese Fringe Flower (For the Butterflies)
- Loropetalum chinense - white-flowering variety up to 3.7 m tall, pink-flowering variety up to 1.5 m tall
- Loropetalum lanceum - up to 13 m tall, white flowers
- Loropetalum subcordatum - up to 12 m tall
|Loropetalum Chinense Rubrum|
Green Fruit of Eleagnus:
Possumhaw (for the Birds):
Distribution and ecology
Because of the attractive "berries", the tree is used as a winter ornamental plant, and branches are collected for use as Christmas decorations. The wood is not useful commercially because of the tree's small size.
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!