Suggestions for Bird Area

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  1. muddypaws

    muddypaws Seedling

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    Hi all!

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    Dappled Sun in Bird Area ( photo / image / picture from muddypaws's Garden )


    I need suggestions on plants (perennials) to add to this area. It gets only morning dappled sunlight for about four to five hours. Need advice on some vines for the branch fence.

    I'd like to winter sow some seeds this year for this area. Thanks for the suggestions! :stew1:
     
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  3. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Hi Muddypaws; I know that their are at least 3 different types of clematis that are shade tolerant. If it's just an annual vine you want you could try moon flower vine, sweet peas ect. I know that their is also a climbing Hydrangea also that you could plant their. Hope that helps some. ;)
     
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    Tooty, that does help. I'll add that to my seed want list. Also looking for perennials in that area. I need some color. Have a lot of hostas, wanted to try someone else. :)
     
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    PyrostegiaIgnea is evergreen vine you maybe like it






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  6. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    If this is going to be an area to feed birds you may want to consider the proximity of the feeder to a bush as small birds like to use the branches to open their seeds.

    Jerry
     
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    well there goes my hosta suggestion :)

    I'm planning on putting ferns and bleeding hearts in mine.
     
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    Karrma In Flower

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    We have some honeysuckle growing in the shade and the hummingbirds love this.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm writing them down. And I LOVE the pic!
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I grow a clematis, Princess Diana, that can handle 1/2 day sun (or slightly less), and blooms all summer long. It has rosy pink bell shaped flowers. Your bird feeding area looks great!
     
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    Danjensen In Flower

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    muddypaws how easy was it to make the branch fence? did you just lash the cross pieces onto verticals hammered into the ground?

    Just wondering as it could work well for a project i am doing
     
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    Dan --

    It was a lot easier than I thought. Got my saw-saw and cut my lengths. Then use my screw drill and drilled the screws in tight. The only trick I found was to make sure the branches are thick enough to not split the branch when screwing them in. Otherwise it was easy. Then I coated them with the same thing I use to coat my deck for extra protection. Hopefully they hold up for years!
     

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