Date: 11/8/20 8:54 am
From: Joe Bear via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Bird Plant
Here’s my choice, for each:
Annual- Salvia “Amistad”, profuse bloomer and even better for hummingbirds (IMO as I used to have both); bees LOVE it
Perennial- Monarda (bee balm) “Jacob Cline”
Shrub/Small Tree- you’ve got a great collection.


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> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 09:23:54 -0700
> From: <teustis...>
> To: "Rob Ballinger" <rayn4est...>, "ct bird list"
> <ctbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
> Hi, Rob!
> You have a great selection already! I'd add native honeysuckle, to
> attract hummingbirds. They also love the annual black-and-blue salvia.
> And sunflowers for finches. All three attract bees as well.
> I know you said just one, but that's an impossible ask! I'll stop at
> those three...
> :-)
> Tammy Eustis, Chester
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [CT Birds] Best bird plant?
> From: Rob Ballinger via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
> Date: Sun, November 08, 2020 10:30 am
> To: ct bird list <ctbirds...>
> Hello all,
> If you could only plant one plant (annual, perennial, shrub or small
> tree)
> to attract birds what would it be?
> Much of my landscaping is for that purpose and therefore I've got
> bayberry,
> dogwoods, hawthorne, shadbush, crabapples, echinacea, winterberry among
> others but I'm curious what locals think I should add or add more of.
> Thanks!
> Rob Ballinger
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