A garden full of birding plants is on the wish list of almost everyone who loves birdwatching. With TN Nursery, you can turn that wish into a reality.
Here's the truth. A bird garden is not difficult to design or install.
Instead, it comes down to knowing which birding plants will thrive in your planting zone and light conditions. Our website provides this information, guiding you in ordering the best birding plants. In fact, we employ the latest tool--geolocation service to display only plants within your USDA plant hardiness zone. We make plant selection practically fail-proof!
Besides helping you pick the best plants; TN Nursery helps you by ensuring you receive the most robust bare-root species available. The love and care we put into cultivating every plant will be evident when you receive your order.
What Do Birds Look For?
It helps to understand what birds require when they select a new place to nest.
- Sturdiness: Your feathered friends want a tree or shrub with sturdy limbs protected from winds and storms. They know nothing more tragic than a windy day that knocks their eggs out of the nest.
- Safety: Birds also want a generous amount of foliage to protect them from predators. They generally want to stay high in the canopy out of the sight of cats or foxes below and predatory birds that would eat their eggs birds above.
- Food and water sources: When birds select a home site, they will look for nearby food and water sources, so setting up a bird bath helps. Remember, not every bird eats seed. Some will dine on grubs and bugs--that is definitely a bonus for insect control.
Our Birding Plants
We have dozens of birding plants available for you to consider. Here's a small handful of our favorites:
- Crabapple tree: The crabapple awakens early in the spring. You will enjoy the early-season pink flowers; the early birds will appreciate the secure, flowering or leafy place.
- Crepe myrtle: Ground-feeding birds don't always like taller trees, but they still require foliage protection. A densely packed, low-growing shrub gives them the hideaway they want while you enjoy a beautiful flowering specimen.
- Sumac bush: This shrub has abundant, beautiful leaves, slim but sturdy branches, and big puffy cones that birds can eat. What more could a bird need?
You Can Entrust Your Order for Birding Plants to TN Nursery
TN Nursery digs each order fresh, and we inspect every plant for quality. We are confident that you'll be back for more. In the meantime, please connect with us with any questions.
Birding Plants are known for attracting many different birds available at Tn Nursery. One of the many beautiful things gardens do is attract birds — watching playful birds flitting throughout the park is a source of joy for many gardeners.
There are traditional ways to attract birds, such as:
- Installing bird feeders
- Installing a birdbath or water fountain
- Installing nesting boxes
- Setting out nesting materials
- Leaving dead trees in the garden
- Creating a brush pile in the garden
Though these methods are effective, they are not always pretty to look at. However, you can create an aesthetically pleasing bird-friendly space by planting for birds. If you are planning to plant a garden that birds will enjoy spending time in, consider purchasing some of the following plants:
Plants that provide food year-round, such as berry bushes, will make your garden a place birds want to return to. Keep in mind that you might not get to enjoy many of the berries you grow, as the birds bring their friends and eat quickly!
Birds most enjoy the following berry bushes:
- Winter Berry Shrub
- Crab Apple
Birds seek refuge from predators and extreme weather conditions. If your garden can provide them with safe havens, it will become one of their favorite places to be. Shrubs offer birds an area to nest, hide from predators, and forage for snacks. Birds are most appreciative of coniferous shrubs, as they provide shelter year-round.
Birds most enjoy the following nesting shrubs:
- Silky Willow Live Stakes
- Bridal Wreath Spirea
- Texas Sedge
- Dwarf Mountain pine
- Regal Privet Hedge
- Privet Plants
What Deters Birds?
No matter what plants you plant in your garden, certain things will deter birds from visiting your yard, such as:
- The presence of predators, such as dogs, cats, or snakes.
- Chemicals and fertilizers that are toxic to birds will kill the birds who frequent your garden.
- Label plants with simple signs rather than busy stakes and flags, as the movement from flags may deter them.
- Garden netting that prevents birds from snacking on plants or hiding in plants can cause them to look for new snack bars, and sadly, garden netting can also cause severe injuries to birds.