PLANTS FOR BIRDS ALSO PROVIDE EYE-CANDY

Viburnum

More fall colors appear with this viburnum, sedum and ornamental grasses. The viburnums are turning bronze … a color they will keep for most of the winter. The birds have already stripped the berries. The bees are occasionally visiting the sedum flowers but not as often. The plumes on the ornamental grasses will soon have the seeds picked by the small birds, such as the finches and sparrows. When the small hawk/falcon visits my yard, the smaller birds love to hide in the 3 viburnums because they’re so dense. Rabbits try to hide under the viburnums, but The Murph flushes them out, so they prefer their nests under the Norway spruces because he can’t reach them through the long, low boughs.

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~ by Elaine Reese on 11/01/09.