I'm a stumped about what to do with the 12' deep by 17' wide swath between my front porch & the sidewalk. Can you recommend some bird-friendly foundation plants for a north-north-west facing spot? I'm making a concentrated effort to help out the birds in my super-chem-sprayed suburban neighborhood, but of course I'd also like to have a little privacy on the porch and a bit of color over each season if at all possible.
The front 6' of the plot gets at least a half day's sun and the back 6', aligning the porch, is part shade to shade. The soil is sandy loam, slightly acidic. I'd like get as much diversity in there as I can to encourage wildlife. Thanks so much.