Most every enthusiastic gardener loves spring time! The new Blossoms of trees and budding flowers are exciting to witness! Another beautiful addition to spring and these new blossoms is the arrival of beloved Hummingbirds! Humming birds are very curious by nature and although they use a form of feeding called Trap lining where they use regularly followed routes by sight, attracting them to YOUR home is divine!
One particularly good way to achieve this is creating a Humming Bird Garden. Your Humming bird garden will provide these birds with a rich, natural diet and will also ignite their inquisitive nature and attract them to your Hummingbird feeder! When you decide to create your Humming bird garden, Carefully plan and select a wide variety of plants that will blossom at consecutive later dates, This will ensure that you enjoy your Humming birds for a longer period of time throughout the season. To attract humming birds, remember that like most other birds, they almost completely have no sense of smell. The flowers you should concentrate on using should be of high visibility, like red, and should have a high nectar production. So, very fragrant flowers are not the best choice.
You may want to visit your local nursery to get professional information that may be specific to your climate and your environment which would aide you in preparing your Humming bird garden!
If you build it they will come! Even just hanging a feeder will eventually attract a curious humming bird to it! A creative way to attract humming birds to your feeder is to make your feeder very festive and tie many strands of surveyor's red and orange tape to it! This tape is fluorescent and provides a large reflection of ultraviolet rays that is thought that humming birds are sensitive too.
80% of the humming bird's time is relaxing after a feed or fussing with rivals that trespass, so to make your garden a truly wonderful home, think of convenient ways to let these little humming birds perch. Twigs, leaf stems, small branches and even clotheslines allow them some nice rest time! Your hummingbird garden is often a beautiful background for taking photos or videos of the feeding birds, which you may prefer over just a humming bird feeder.
In a given year throughout North America, studies have shown that not a square meter of land (depending on climate and where you live) goes unchecked by hummingbirds! Hummingbird season is a beautiful and lively time of the year to enjoy!
GO GREEN! So to speak. Try not to use any pesticides around or on Humming bird plants. Humming birds also eat tiny insects to get the protein their little bodies require. If by any chance these insects or flowers have pesticides on them, the beautiful Humming birds may ingest it themselves and become very ill or even die. Remember the Golden Rule! Do to others that you would like to be done to yourself!
Here are some of the best plants and flowers for you to consider when creating your beautiful Hummingbird garden.Humming bird's favorite flowers and plants!
Depending on your climate you may use some perennial and some annuals!
Trees and Shrubs