As spring approaches you may be considering what you want to plant in your gardens and flowerbeds. If you enjoy the presence of song birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other pleasant creatures, your garden can be customized to draw them in!

Here are a few suggestions to increase your backyard wildlife population.

Hummingbirds are attracted to: Abelia, Ajuga, Hollyhock, Azaleas, Beebalm, Begonia, Blue Queen Salvia, Bottlebush, Canna, Columbine, Dahlia, Delphinium, Foxglove, Geranium, Gladiolus, Hibiscus, Impatiens, Petunia and Trumpet creeper.

Butterflies are attracted to: Abelia, Azeleas, Beebalm, Blackfoot Daisy, Blue Queen Salvia, Butterfly Bush, Cosmos, Daylily, Dianthus, Fennel, Hackberry, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Impatiens, Mexican Petunia, Milkweed, Parsley, Petunia, Purple Coneflower, Sedum, Snapdragons, Sweet Alyssum, Verbena and Zinnia.

Other wild birds are attracted to: Asters, Beautyberry, Am., Calendula, Cosmos, Dogwood, Dusty Miller, Elderberry, Hackberry, Portulaca, Purple Coneflower, Sunflower, Viburnum and Zinnia.

These flowers, shrubs and plants are good starting points, but there are many other options to explore in you wildlife attracting endeavor.

For more tips, tools and advice contact Adams Gardens at 208.461.6101 or stop by.

Adams Gardens
4500 E Greenhurst Rd.
Nampa, Id 83686