Tall, sturdy plants to provide wildlife habitat
The back of my property butts up against a farmer's field, and in order to make it more enticing to wildlife I've been planting in a long hedge of fruiting and flowering shrubs (plum, cherry, chokeberry, rugosa rose, junipers, hazel, etc).
However, it will be a few more years before these shrubs bush out and attain decent size, as they were mostly bought from the county conservation office as 2-yr bareroot saplings, and spaced 5-6 ft apart from each other.
In the meantime, what can I plant between them that will provide some structure and wildlife habitat? Right now I'm looking at sunflowers, datura, and ornamental corn because they are both tall enough for roosting, and will provide flowers and seeds for the birds and insects to enjoy.
Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!