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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.

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Planting Tools

Planting Tools

Red flowering plants of all kinds

Red flowering plants of all kinds

(see list)

Containers and potting soil for container gardens if desired

Containers and potting soil for container gardens if desired

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Plan your landscape to include plants that produce much pollen and nectar. Red, orange, purple and yellow flowers are preferable. Red is most effective.

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List of recommended Plants:
Bolivian begonia
Cardinal Flower
Cuphea
Crocosmia
Cross Vine
Salvia
Dancing Flame Salvia
Indian Pink
Lantana
Pentas
Pineapple Sage
Bee Balm
Red Buckeye
Red Hot Poker
Silene
Turks Cap

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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