These gardens will brighten your backyard with their long blooming periods from June through October, and explode with birdseed in fall and winter. The collection of plants was chosen to supply an optimum amount of bird food and shelter throughout the year. The large garden design even has an open area for a birdbath, an essential element for any bird habitat, and bird feeders if you choose. The species thrive on medium loam or tough clay, and will do best in full sun. There are many taller, assertive plants to provide an amazing amount of seed per square foot, and lots of shelter. These are not gardens for the formal or faint of heart – they're wild -- just how the birds like it.