I thought I would do another post on my favorite tiny but jewel of a bird-
In this post I thought since its getting into mid June to July months, folks will be thinking more and more about their gardens and how to set them up to different types of birds that they may like. I thought for you folks that love the jewel called the hummingbird, I'd give you a few hint on how you attract these amazing tiny birds.
The Hummer is a tiny and very colorful bird, that come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. I've gone
over this in another post, but I thought for the new readers I would do a brief summary about these amazing little birds.
Hummers like to feed on the nectar of the flower below and they also enjoy bus and small spiders too.
These Amazing jewels can flap their wings at 70 to 90 times a minute while collecting their food. To get closer to these amazing tiny birds and to see the beauty of their different colors they have, you need to create a home (habitat) for them to enjoy being in & so that they will come back every spring. If your are lucky you might even get a hummer like me that has decided my garden is his and has stayed year around for the past 5-years.
Here are a Few plants, trees, vines, perennials & annuals that will get you started-
Large Plants & Trees-
Albizzia [Mimosa -SilkTree]
Hesperaloe [Red Yucca]
Ribes [Flowering Currant]
Campsis [Trumpet Creeper]
Agastache [Anise Hyssop]
Alstroemeria [Peruvian Lily]
Dianthus [Carnations - Pinks,Reds,Yellows]
Dicentra [Bleeding Red Heart]
Heuchera [Coral Bells]
Kniphofia [Red Hot Poker]
Lilium [Asiatic Lilies]
|Melissa [Sweet Bee Balm]|
|The Bee Balm|
| Sword billed hummingbird|