Bird-watching prompts big run on native plants

03/19/2010 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Homeowners who want to attract birds to their gardens have prompted a recent surge for native plants in landscaping, says Bill Minford, a landscape designer in the St. Louis area. He recommends coreopsis for long-term blooming and cone flowers and gay feather in the summer. Other options include columbine, black-eyed Susan, bluebells and lobelias, which attract hummingbirds.

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