Another great way to attract and feed birds in your backyard is to plant your own plants and wildflowers. Shrubs like spirea are a nice way to beautify your garden. If you don't want to dig holes for large plants, consider a wildflower seed mixture for areas that don't require lots of maintenance time.
Valley Farms Wildflower Meadow Seed Mixture contains a 15% Northeastern Wildflower species although it may indeed do well in others areas well west and south of this area. The seed bed and soil should be stable with plenty of water to help germination.
Late winter or spring are the best times to seed. This seed mix has a good heat, drought, and cold tolerance, and is intended to provide a tough, durable, perennial ground cover without crowding out the wildflowers.
Summer planting can work with adequate rainfall or watering.
Provide a good seed bed for heat and moisture as the primary conditions for germination. 1 LB / covers 1000 sq. feet
The earliest blooms may appear 6 - 8 weeks after seeding. Others should appear later throughout the spring and summer. Some of these perennials will not flower until the second year. The average height is 20"- 24".
Feeders aren't the only way to attract wild birds. The wildflowers and sunflowers that are naturally occurring are sources for foraging in temperate months. Planting such flowers will also make your yard beautiful and the perfect destination for a variety of birds who are looking for food.
Withe Yarrow, New England Aster, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Lance-LVD Coreopsis, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet William, Purple Cone flower, Gaillardia, Annual Bab's Breath, Gayfeather, Spurred Snapdragon, Scarlett Flax, Perennial Lupine, Evening Primrose, Corn Poppy, Blacked Eyed Susan, Catchfly
Germination of each wildflower species meets or exceeds 70%
Net Weight: 1 LBS
Coverage: 1000 sq. ft.