Do you love nature, birds, and gardening? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, then bird-friendly container gardens are probably for you. Like most small container gardens, starting this one is relatively easy and affordable. All you have to do is find bird friendly plants and flowers. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started.
1- Choose a Location
As with almost everything in life, location is everything. Start by finding a location that birds like, and one that’s easy to watch from inside. If you live in a apartment or other small place, you might consider a window box or balcony/patio garden. If you live in a house that has lots of outdoor space, a small outdoor garden is ideal.
2- Choose Flowers Birds Love
If you want to see more birds right outside your window, you’ll need to grow the plants and flowers they love. Popular choices include sunflowers, columbines, and cosmos. Remember to keep the season in mind when selecting the plants. You want to choose flowers that grow in the warmer months like spring and summer, because many birds migrate from areas that get cold during the winter in favor of warmer climates. You don’t want to start growing plants when the birds are just leaving.
3- Provide Fresh Water
Birds, like all living creatures, need water. So if you want the birds to keep coming, make sure you have plastic feeder filled with water or a birdbath near your container garden. Make sure you check your container or bird bath every other day to maintain the level of water as well as to keep it clean. It may seem like a little extra work at first, but if it keeps wildlife coming back, so it’s worthwhile.