10 Steps to Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Landscape
- Plant Colors Hummingbirds Like: Hummingbirds have favorite colors too! Choose flowering plants in shades of red, orange and bright pink.
- Grow Plants Hummingbirds Like: Favorites include Lantana, Monarda, Veronica, Agastache, & Butterfly Bush. We offer both sun & shade hummingbird garden designs in our garden center.
- Purchase a Feeder: There are many styles of feeders. Choose one you like and place it by a window for viewing in a sunny spot in your landscape near the plants listed above.
- Put the Feeder in the Right Spot: Place your feeder by a window for viewing in a sunny spot near the plants listed above. Make sure it is viewable to you and them! Try hanging your feeder from a Shepherd's hook in an annual container.
- Keep your Feeder Full: You can choose for concentrate or pre-mixed hummingbird nectar. Replace the nectar every 4 days when temps are below 85 degrees and every other day when temps are above 85.
- Understand The Migration: Hummingbirds are mighty travelers. Watch their migration and document your sightings on www.hummingbirds.net. Typically we see them April – September.
- Provide Water: Hummingbirds need water too. Consider adding a mister or drip fountain.
- Avoid Pesticides: Hummingbirds eat insects. Minimize pesticides.
- Clean your Feeder: Clean your feeder at least once a month with diluted bleach or vinegar (not soap) and rinse thoroughly.
- Prevent Unwanted Guests: Put out a small amount of 1:1 or 1:2 nectar to water to attract ants away from the feeder. Or hang a cup upside down on the hanger and line inside with Tanglefoot.
Below are some images of feeders we typically have available at The Barn Nursery.
Window Mount for close up viewing
Pretty Audubuon Brushed Copper Feeder