Gardening To Attract Hummingbirds
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It is very easy to attract Hummingbirds birds to your home landscape if you follow a few basic principles.
Humming birds migrate North to North Carolina in April, and leave in late September. The males arrive first looking for territory that will have plenty of food. This impresses the females who come shortly thereafter. Hummingbirds eat insects, pollen and a lot of nectar. They are especially attracted to plants that produce red tubular flowers high in nectar (see list).Hummingbirds also need medium and large trees to rest and nest in.
Plan your landscape to include plants that produce much pollen and nectar. Red, orange, purple and yellow flowers are preferable. Red is most effective.
List of recommended Plants:
Dancing Flame Salvia
Red Hot Poker