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Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to attract Hummingbirds into your garden?

Attracting and having frequent visits from hummingbirds in your garden is not only an art but a hobby as well. Here are some tips for you to follow to not only attract hummingbirds but to keep them coming back:

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 d├ęcor item to add to your outdoor living space.

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