Urban Bird Garden
The property owner wanted to a garden that would feed a variety of bird species and redesign an area where large pines were removed. Native plants that bloom and fruit throughout the season were chosen in order to provide vegetation of various heights, attract insects, and produce nesting material and fruit for both migratory and resident birds. Plants chosen for the design included, but were not limited to: serviceberries, chokeberries, hazelnut, bayberry, lowbush blueberries, sweetspire, summersweet, wild columbine, cinnamon fern, and aromatic sumac. Finding wild strawberries in the weeds during garden prep was a nice surprise. They were transplanted as part of the garden border.