2. Strawberries

Without effort, strawberries might just magically appear in your lawn once you stop mowing as there are several types that are common yard “weeds”. Whether you plant it purposefully or not, the berries of strawberries are loved by birds and the bees love to pollinate them. Certain types of strawberry plants will be evergreen depending on the grow zone your lovely, cottagecore lawn garden occupies, though adding strawberry-friendly companion plants can ensure that you’re always growing something to support the birds and bees throughout the year.

3. Drift Rose

Also known as groundcover rose, for those looking for a truly romantic and peak cottagecore vibe for their new lawn garden, it’s hard to outdo a yard filled with roses. Pair the drifting, groundcover rose with some evergreen camellias or gardenias for a flower-filled garden with lots of scents, shades of green, and year-round beauty.

4. Lavender

A plant that is beloved by both bees and people, who may use its leaves to make lavender tea, this plant is another Evergreen that has many different varieties that range from 1 ft tall to the 2 or 3 ft range. Lavender plants are sun-loving and if they grow taller oh, they will sway gently in the Wind. After flowering, they can spread by seeds though it is not a fast spreading plant. Lavender makes an excellent Evergreen border to cottagecore Garden to give your landscape some year-round interest.

5. Creeping Rosemary

A wonderful variety of Rosemary that smells just as good as its companions, it produces lovely flowers that help to attract smaller bees. It is also Evergreen oh, so it will provide year-round interest and also shelter for any birds who may need some place to hide or nest in the spring. Do Rosemary make a great plant for dry, Sandy areas due to its drought tolerance.

6. Inland Sea Oats

Though this lovely, shade tolerant grass does not produce flowers that are particularly interesting to look at oh, it does produce oats that are edible to birds and the grass can also be collected buy birds in the early spring to build their nests out of. In order to help provide next building materials to your friendly neighborhood Birds, you need to do little more then resist cutting back the dry grass from the previous year. Theo’s also provide some year-round interest due to their interest in coloring so for people who are fans of ornamental grasses, this fast-growing grass is shade-loving a spreads readily. It makes an excellent choice for a landscape that may already have a tree canopy though sea oats can also be grown in full sun.

7. Blood Lilies & Crimson Clover

When your favorite color is red and you want to add a lot of that color to your bird and bee garden, blood lilies and crimson clover make an excellent combination. Crimson clover will reseed itself and bloom in the spring followed by the emergence of the blood lily, which is a perennial, and in the right environment, the blooms last about a month.

After this bloom period, you will get long-lasting, green foliage that will stay until frost kills it back for the winter.

8. Santolina

A prolific, evergreen shrub, Santolina is also known as Olive herb. It is easily propagated from cuttings once it is established oh, you need bright light, and is very drought tolerant. It produces flowers that range from a vibrant yellow to a softer, butter colored yellow depending on the variety of Santolina you add to your garden.

9. Sunset Jasmine

A lovely type of ground cover jasmine plant that is evergreen, low growing, and colorful, Sunset Jasmine also flowers and attracts birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. If you’re looking for an easy, fast-growing ground cover for year-round interest, Sunset Jasmine or Snow In Summer Jasmine make an excellent lawn replacement for something low maintenance with year-round beauty.

10. Hostas

Not all hostas are created equal. Some have flowers that are more fragrant than others, but, in general, the shape of hosta flowers are popular with hummingbirds. Because hostas come in so many different sizes, colors, and textures, for the dedicated hosta collector an entire garden could theoretically be dedicated to growing hostas as long as you have at least one tree to provide some shade during the hot summer months.

 

Larger hostas like Sum and Substance or Empress Wu can also be paired with smaller hostas or ground cover plants like the Sunset Jasmine or Golden Oregano to combine evergreen plants with seasonal perennials to give the birds and bees some place to gather food and nesting materials year-round.

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