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« on: November 15, 2008, 09:24:52 PM »

Feed your hummingbird friends

Filling your feeder

Hummingbirds require lots of energy. They must ingest about half their weight in food every day. Flowering plants provide nectar, spiders and insects supply protein.

To make feeder nectar simply use 1 part sugar to 4 parts water, dissolving the sugar well. Coloring is not necessary and could be detrimental to the birds. Caution: Never use honey.

Plants that attract hummers:

  • Penstemon (red or orange) - Garnet is a good one.
  • Red hot poker
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Nicotiana (red)
  • Agastache
  • Phygelius
  • Fushsia (red)
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hollyhock
  • Snapdragon
  • Foxglove
  • Columbine (red)
  • Lupine
  • Nasturtium
  • Lupine
  • Weigela
  • Lavender
  • Strawberry tree
  • Scarlet runner beans
  • Verbena (Red)

Source:
www.nwcn.com/homeandgarden/ciscoe/stories/NW_080606CSBtip_hummingbirdfeedSW.5dd5fced.html
« Last Edit: November 22, 2008, 12:27:33 PM by Peggy » Logged

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