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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Landscape

10 Steps to Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Landscape

hummingbird feeder

  1. Plant Colors Hummingbirds Like: Hummingbirds have favorite colors too! Choose flowering plants in shades of red, orange and bright pink.
  2. Grow Plants Hummingbirds Like: Favorites include Lantana, Monarda,lantana Veronica, Agastache, & Butterfly Bush. We offer both sun & shade hummingbird garden designs in our garden center.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Keep your Feeder Full: You can choose for concentrate or pre-mixed hummingbirdconcentratehummingbird nectar. Replace the nectar every 4 days when temps are below 85 degrees and every other day when temps are above 85.
  6. Understand The Migration: Hummingbirds are mighty travelers. Watch their migration and document your sightings on www.hummingbirds.net. Typically we see them April – September.
  7. Provide Water: Hummingbirds need water too. Consider adding a mister or drip fountain.
  8. Avoid Pesticides: Hummingbirds eat insects. Minimize pesticides.
  9. Clean your Feeder: Clean your feeder at least once a month with diluted bleach or vinegar (not soap) and rinse thoroughly.
  10. 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.

tanglefootBelow are some images of feeders we typically have available at The Barn Nursery.

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Mosaic Feeder


Window Mount for close up viewing

strawberry hummingbird feeder

Strawberry Feeder

audubon hummingbird feeder

Pretty Audubuon Brushed Copper Feeder


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