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Hummingbird | Ann Lovejoy | Easy to grow plants for hummingbirds

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Easy to grow plants for hummingbirds

I love watching the hummingbirds to play in the garden. The buzz of their tiny wings as they dive bomb the competition is often the first indication that the hummingbirds are here.

In summer, they are everywhere in the garden, visit their favorite anything with tubular flowers. In Costa Rica, I saw a hummingbird’s nest the size of a silver dollar, three small babies beak open. I never found a nest here, but I noticed that the gardens maintained for both native and exotic, as resistant fuchsias.

Fifteen is another magnet, and although some are quite large quince bushes, dwarf forms won ‘t over 6.4 meters. My favorites are the cream of compact quince, pink coral, Cameo and Jet Trail clean white.

Both grow well in full sun or partial shade and are very drought tolerant once established. The water for two summers, then water only when necessary, with an annual fee of 4.3 inches of compost to keep thriving.

Fuchsias shrubs attract hummingbirds to your garden all summer. Vertical forms of fuchsia easily during the winter and once established, require little or no water in the summer. They range in size from 4.8 meters to choose a compact form, if your garden is small. Flowering lasts long in shades of red, pink, pink, purple and white, airy flowers often fall all the shrubs.

Showy, always in bloom Cape fuchsia (Phygelius species) is another favorite of hummingbirds. This native of South Africa is a shrub that is executed when thicketing happy to choose a compact form if space is an issue. Cape fuchsias are perfect for large areas, in which hard don ‘t want to weed or water. Given a good start, a sunny hillside is covered with trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of pale yellow through the coral and copper in the flame and lava red.

Drought tolerant and hard as steel mills established only require an annual fee of compost to provide months of bright colors. Off Cape fuchsia 3 meters to about 6 feet tall, and large plants can be grown in containers, where space is at a premium.

Madreselva of all kinds, both bush and climbing, are also attractive to hummingbirds. European honeysuckle can overwhelm small gardens, but our people are more polite. I always plant a couple of wild honeysuckle in my garden. Throughout the summer, the struggling West Honeysuckle (Lonicera cilia) now shows in bold orange trumpets on the edge of the forest. Along our way, wild honeysuckle have been woven into the bushes of blueberries and plums India (Oemleria cerasifolia), whose golden fruit is ripening now. Hummingbirds love the flowers and vines native weave baskets, but left the edible berries for birds. Another native honeysuckle, Lonicera involucrata, a shrub attractive medium. Its delicate flowers yellow flowers that hang in pairs, followed by plump purple or black fruit to make the birds come autumn. The coppery pink colored bracts begin and deepen a soft burgundy fall when the leaves turn golden light.

If you want to bring hummingbirds in summer, buy honeysuckle and fuchsias resistant or put them in a large bowl until the fall. When the plants finally, remember that the natives and many prefer rather more tolerant shrubs compost fertilizer rate.

A mild fertilizer transplant is a good idea, especially if combined in the kitchen, stabilized soil bacteria and mycorrhizae, such as Whitney Farms Lifelink products do. When plants, each plant new skirt with a wide circle of mulch to conserve moisture and compost weeds, then put it again to see hummingbirds in the game.

 

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