Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard

When it comes time to planting I always plan an area in my yard for annual and perennial flowers that attract hummingbirds. Both my husband and I enjoy watching these birds that come to feed off our flowers. Know that the best way to attract hummingbird to your yard is provide them with their dietary needs and a reliable water source. Then the hummingbirds will visit your yard and gardens daily.

Photographs of hummingbirds in flower garden

Hummingbirds are particular about their flowers as they need flowers that are rich in sugar content and will reject other plants. They will also look for gardens that have insects as they need to nourish their bodies with nutrients.

Decide on the nectar rich plants that you want to grow Buy a variety of flowers that will bloom throughout the summer months.

Here are a few of my favorite flowers that attract hummingbirds.

Asters, Autumn Joy Sedum, Asiatic lilies,
Black-eyed SusanButterfly bush, Chamomile, 
Cardinal flower (red), Chives, Chrysanthemum, 
Clover (white, yellow and red), Coreopsis, Cosmos, Crabapple
Dandelion Dill herb,  Echinacea Coneflowers, 
 Four O'clock flowers, Garden Mint, Happy returns day lily, 
Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lilacs,
 Marigold, Milkweed Mimosa, Parsley, Peony, Purple Phlox,
 Red and Fuchsia Bee Balm, Sage, Sweet Pea, 
Sweet Autumn Clematis, Thyme, , Verbena, Yarrow, and Zinnias.

Buy orange trumpet vine at ebay.com and attract hummingbirds to your yard. 

Helpful Tips

Keep hummingbird in your yard and garden by installing a bird bath or water fountain. Change out the water daily to make sure that it is fresh. Do not use chlorinated water in the fountain, instead collect rain water for your water fountain. You can also use filtered water.

Provide the hummingbirds with an organic environment by refraining from treating your yard and gardens with chemical based insecticides as these chemicals will poison the hummingbirds and kill off their insect food source.

Hummingbird Wall Decor

Here are some fine art posters and prints that were designed from original photographs by Cris Hayes a world renowned photographer and friend of mine. I am certain that after you view these hummingbirds that you will want to attract them to your yard.

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