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Victoria Jurgens

Snohomish, WA, United States

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This is my back garden. It is very bird friendly. I have planted a large variety of native plants, many of which provide seeds and berries for the birds. There are many layers of both evergreens and deciduous trees and plants, which provide of coverage for wildlife. I use no chemicals in my yard, and provide nesting boxes, fresh water, and food throughout the year for my bird friends. I no longer deadhead anything until spring, and leave leaf littler throughout the yard. I enjoy watching the little ground feeders digging up insects and picking seeds off the plants all winter long.

Some of the natives present are, Alaska Cedar, Douglas Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Western Hemlock, Big-leaf Maple, Vine Maple, Blackcap Raspberry, Red Huckleberry, Evergreen Huckleberry, Wax Myrtle, Oregon Grape, Indian Plum, Kinnikinnick, Mock Orange, Ninebark, Oceanspray, Honeysuckle, Red Elderberry, Red Flowering Currant, Spiraea, Salal, Salmonberry, Serviceberry, Snowberry, Thimbleberry, Bleeding Heart, Sword Fern, False Lily of the Valley, False Solomon’s Seal, Fireweed, Trillium, and Native Blackberry.

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One reply on “Backyard Bird Garden”

Linda Ruth says:

What a wonderful garden for the birds. Thank you so much for your detailed description of the bird-friendly ways you have designed your garden. So helpful for anyone thinking about planting one!

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