Designing Your Garden to Attract Hummingbirds

 


Article by: Ed Rooney

If there are hummingbirds , Patio Umbrellas in your area, it's easy to create a garden , Growing Grass Under Trees that will attract these pretty creatures. To build a habitat , Adirondack Chairs: An Ole' Time Becon for Rest in which they will happily nest, you just need to provide them with the components they need: flowers, , Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) water, , Flowers For U and safe , Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Garden Leaf Blower nesting space.

Flowers are the key to attracting hummingbirds , Landscaping Combo Auto Detailing Business? to your garden. , Would You Like More Information About Climbing Roses? An active hummingbird garden , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying doesn't need to be large, but it will have nectar-producing flowering plants , Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Garden Leaf Blower that bloom at different times throughout the spring, , How to Build Your Own Backyard Bat Cave summer , Wood Sheds and autumn. , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens The tiny birds , Caring for Grosfillex Resin Patio Furniture feed on nectar that is produced by flowers, , Tillandsia "Airplants" - Don't Plant These Plants! particularly those with trumpet or tubular bright red and orange flowers. , Landscaping, An American Pass Time Among their other favorites are rhododendrons, azaleas and rose , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying of Sharon bushes.

For northern gardens , Texas Drought Well Documented in the Past that attract the ruby-throated hummingbird, , Ornamental Aluminum Fences make sure that you choose plants , Wood Sheds that flower , Daylilies - The Perfect Perennial at different times during the blooming season , Landscaping, An American Pass Time to provide food , Concrete Curb Landscaping for them throughout the spring, , Would You Like More Information About Climbing Roses? summer , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers and fall. , Hibiscus Hummingbird , Tillandsia "Airplants" - Don't Plant These Plants! lures successful in northern climates , Hibiscus include:

Spring Bloomers

Azaleas, rhododendrons and roses , Extreme Botany And The Glory of the Carnation of Sharon make a great background for hummingbird gardens. , Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) They bloom early in the spring , Growing Grass Under Trees and continue blooming through the early summer. , Tillandsia "Airplants" - Don't Plant These Plants! Pink , Wood Sheds and bright red varieties are favored, but hummingbirds , Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) love all rose , Iris Flowers Remind Me Of Mom! of Sharon varieties.

Summer Bloomers

Bleeding hearts and red mountain columbine bloom in the early summer, , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? as do petunias, morning glories, trumpet vines, trumpet honeysuckle, and impatiens. An expanse of shade-dappled impatiens is a powerful attraction for hummingbirds, , Tillandsia "Airplants" - Don't Plant These Plants! who find their feeding grounds by sight.

Autumn Bloomers

Butterfly bush, day lilies, garden , Hibiscus phlox, bee-balm and impatiens all will keep hummingbirds , Tulip Delivery returning through the autumn , Creating Low Maintenance Gardens and attract late migrators.

Hummingbirds also need tall spaces to perch and nest in your garden. , Water s - How To Build A Pond By choosing a few taller bushes or trees, , How To Build A Waterfall you can provide both. These provide shelter from predators and small branches for perching and resting.

Water is important to hummingbirds, , Lawn Care and Fertilizer Tip to Create a Great Lawn but unlike larger birds, , Tillandsia "Airplants" - Don't Plant These Plants! they will seldom take advantage of a bird , Texas Drought Well Documented in the Past bath or bowl of water. , Adirondack Chairs: An Ole' Time Becon for Rest Instead, they relish cool mists. A garden , Concrete Curb Landscaping hose with a misting attachment or a small fountain that can be adjusted to a fine mist will make them happy.

A few strategically placed hummingbird , Fruit Trees - How To Save Your Fruit Tree Blossoms From A Spring Freeze feeders can enhance your view of the hummingbirds , Would You Like More Information About Climbing Roses? as they hover and feed in your garden. , Growing an Indoor Herb Year-Round There are dozens of commercial feeders designed to be attractive to the little wanderers. Choose feeders with bright red accents, and a capacity for about 8 ounces of sugar water. , Want a Garden but Not Enough Room or Soil? Then Hydroponics Gardening could be for You Rather than using one large feeder, place , How to Build Your Own Backyard Bat Cave 2-4 of them around your garden, , 5 Tips On Caring For A Bonsai Tree out of sight of each other if possible. Hummingbirds , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open are notoriously territorial. By providing several private feeding stations, you'll increase the number of hummingbirds , Soils, the Natural Solution that you attract.
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