Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Humming Birds.......What flowers you need for a garden.

Want humming birds to vist you even though you have a humming bird feeder. A Humming Bird Garden is a great way to attract the birds to your nearby feeder.

A humming bird garden is a also a great way to take photos or video without having to take a photo of the feeder.

Here are a list of plants that work well for a humming bird garden.

List of Plants:
Agastache fire bird
Columbine ((Aquilegia canadensis)
Anise Sage "Black and blue"
Texas Sage (Salvia coccinea)
Parairie Blazingstar (liatris pycnostachia)
Wild Bergamot (monarda fistulosa)
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)
Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
And a list of others, check with your local garden shop.

Hummingbird Favorites
Flowers/Perennials & Biennials

Bee Balm (Monarda) (native) Butterfly Bush
Cardinal Flower (native) Fire Spike
Red Columbine (native) Fuchsia
Coral-Bell Impatiens
Four-O-Clock Jacobiana
Hollyhock Spotted Jewel Weed (native)
Hosta Morning Glory
Indian Pink (native) Painted Lady Runner Bean
Little Cigar Petunia
Lupine (native) Red Salvia
Penstemon (native) Shrimp Plant
Yucca (native)

Trees and Shrubs

Coral (Trumpet) Honeysuckle Azalea
Cypress Vine Butterfly Bush
Trumpet Creeper (native) Flowering Quince
, Lantana
Red Buckeye
Turk's Cap


xinex said...

Thanks for the info, Anita. I never remember the names of the plants we have in the garden but we have a lot of hummingbirds visit us, but they're not back yet. Pretty soon, I hope...Christine

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love the hummingbirds! My desk and computer sit right inside of a bay window and I get to see them all day, well, in the Spring and summer that is... I can't remember the name of my flowering shrubs that they love so much, but they do hang out in my hydrangea tree!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting! I LOVE your music...could listen to that all day.

Darla said...

I don't know if you listed pineapple sage or not, they love it! Great post.

Darla said...

Ms. Doris my neighbor had a tree fall and her husband had cut it up to throw on the burn pile and when I saw them, my head started spinning and I proclaimed, "Don't you dare burn those I can put a container on them!" Well, they thought that was funny, and now I am some logs and I believe Ms. Doris has decided she likes the look too! I like different sizes logs grouped together with containers and or birdbaths on them as well!

Denise said...

We have lots of hummers around here in the spring and summer. We have hostas and several feeders. I love them!

Have a great day, Denise

Laura said...

Hi Blossom! I'm a cheater, so does buying the red powder in the bag and mixing it with water and putting it in the hummingbird feeder count?!

Tootsie said...

GREAT POST!!! I have them in my petunias too....anything bright with a bell shaped flower seems to attract them here! I love it all

chickweed is sometimes used as a houseplant or ground cover in some is invasive and will choke out even grass if left unchecked. I hate it. One tiny hair of a root can make an entire flowerbed infested! it has it's place...but not in my yard!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I too love hummingbirds. I have a sun room that looks out onto a pergola that is covered with some kind of greenery. The hummingbirds feel right at home there, but I can't for the life of me tell you what kind of plant is attracting them, so thanks for all the useful information.

Jen r. said...

I love those sweet little hummingbirds! jen

janet said...

oh i so love humming birds, they are so pretty and delicate. Great info, thanks for sharing

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing the info about a Hummingbird garden. laurie

Tootsie said...

hey girl...just wanted to let you know that I have a few very busy days ahead. my posts are pre made for the next two days, and I am trying to comment on all my favorite places! I have over a 100 I love to it is taking a any rate don't worry about where I am...Im just busy and will try to keep peeking in on those I enjoy!

Cathy said...

This post is perfect I get hummingbirds occasionally and want to attract more to my deck this summer. I just got back from gathering materials for my Sunday Shopping post! I will just have to tell my husband "honey groceries just cost more this week!" I also agree blogging is much nicer then RMS, and more fun...Cathy

PAT said...

Beautiful post! We have more Hummingbirds, here at the lake than we do at home. We don't have living plants, since we aren't here enough to keep them healthy and growing. For several years we've had a feeder and many of these tiny birds come by our deck. Last year, I put a silk fuscia on the deck and the Hummingbirds loved it. The Purple Finch loved it too...they nested in it!!

Dani said...

Oh I want to do this!!! But I don't own the land I live on... *sniff* Someday.