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