Date: 11/8/20 9:45 am
From: Chris Penniman via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Best Bird Plant
Hi Rob,
I am landscaping our property for birds and I would highly recommend black
elderberry (*Sambucus **canadensis*). Many birds, including Eastern
Bluebirds, eat the berries, and provide wonderful photo opportunities.
-Chris Penniman
Old Lyme

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 11:54 AM Joe Bear via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Rob,
> 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.
>
> Joe
> Wilton
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> Go GATORS!
> >
> > 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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