Everyone knows you can’t have any kind of garden without pollinators. Cathy Isom tells you about some gorgeous flowers that attract Hummingbirds. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Hummingbirds are beautiful, energetic, and a delight to watch. Luckily, there are lots of stunning flowers that attract and nourish Hummingbirds, so while you’re enjoying their antics, they’ll be getting a tasty meal. Planting flowers that attract Hummingbirds is a smart idea because when Hummingbirds find a “friendly” landscape, they will return year after year. Additionally, if your landscaping provides shelter and water, they’ll even raise babies and increase your population.
Some gorgeous flowers that will keep Hummingbirds coming back for more, include: Azaleas, Bee Balm, and Beard Tongue. Another stunning flower is Bird of Paradise. The crane flower is a native of South America featuring bright flowers that resemble a bird in flight.
Butterfly bush is a small shrub that blooms all summer, making it a great addition to your hummingbird garden. As the name implies, butterflies love it, but the hummers find it delicious as well.
Catmint is another beautiful purple flower that attracts hummingbirds. As well as the Cup Plant, Day Lily, and Fuchsia. Zinnias are a must-have in a garden if you want to attract hummingbirds. They are an easy to grow annual and look great in flower beds or planters.
Local hummingbird species are adapted to seek out native plants that are reliable sources of food. You can contact your local Audubon Society to learn about native plants in your area.
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