Thursday, May 20, 2010
How to attract Hummingbirds into your garden?
Hang your feeder on a pole/post as an accessory in your garden and near flowers that attract hummingbirds, such as bee balm, catawba rhododendron, delphinium, fuchsia, hibiscus, hollyhocks, lantana, red columbine, red impatiens, red or pink petunias, trumpet wines, sage, or zinnias. The colour red is by far their favourite. Once established, you can relocate the feeder to a better location for viewing. If you have multiple feeders, hang them far enough apart that you cannot see one from the other.
Hummingbird Nectar Recipe:
1) Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
2) Remove from heat
3) Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and stir until dissolved
4) Let cool and fill feeder
5) Store any unused mixture in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days
There are a variety of hummingbird feeders out there and we recommend blown glass ones since they do the trick by feeding the hummingbirds but are also a great décor item to add to your outdoor living space.