As I looked at this bed under an oak with azaleas and hydrangeas at the perimeter I suddenly looked beyond the bird plantings that I need to remove and saw a bird's landscape. Planted with dropped seeds it insures a future source of food from seeds and drupes.
If birds designed landscapes they would use mostly native plants as excellent food sources.
Strawberry groundcover -- non-native but delicious.
Blackberry shrubs for tasty desserts and a Virginia creeper groundcover.
Bird-planted tree, Vaccinium arboreum in bloom.
The oaks and pecans behind were squirrel-planted more than 30 years ago.