Archive for “Audubon” Tag

Scottsdale’s free landscape workshop: Plant something and attract birds (and people)!

October 16, 2019

No one likes going hungry—especially not the birds visiting your yard! Learn how and why native plants are critical to wildlife… and how to select the right plant for the right place. Discover Audubon’s new search-able database of nearly 3,000 native plants and trees and unlock the potential of your yard to be beautiful, low maintenance and bird friendly!

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Plant(s) of the Month: Three Bird-Friendly Desert Plants for Small Spaces

February 13, 2020

Feeling like your yard is too small to plant for birds? Before you throw in the towel, give these petite garden favorites a try. Like goldfish, these plants will fill the space they are given and can be trimmed back easily if needed. Endorsed by gardeners and hummingbirds alike, these easy additions will add more life and interest to your …

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Plant of the Month: Desert Hackberry | Plants for Birds – Part 1

February 22, 2019

Desert Hackberry – The Winter Underdog. This is the first in a three-part series on plants for birds, presented by Arizona Audubon. Short winter days can mean lackluster landscapes: sober yards comprised of cheerless greys and browns. Occasional bird visitors to such spaces can be observed listlessly searching for springs’ first green gifts or insect morsels. Sound familiar? To shake …

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Plant of the Month: Chuparosa | Plants for Birds – Part 2

April 16, 2019

The Hummingbird’s Choice Award goes to … Chuparosa! If Arizona’s hummingbirds could vote on a state flower, it would be Chuparosa (Justicia californica). A mainstay of most wildlife gardens, this long-suffering desert beauty asks little and gives much.  It can be grown long and lanky, spindly branches vining into trees — or pruned to take on a more civilized appearance. …

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