How to make a Hummingbird Garden

[table caption=”A list of plant and flower varieties that hummingbirds love:” width=”100%” colalign=”centercentercenter”] anise,artemisia,azalea
basswood,bearberry,scarlet runner beans
bee balm,bellflower,bluebell
blueberry,borage,bottlebrush
buckeye,butterfly bush,canna
cardinal flower,catnip,century plant
columbine,coralbells,cornflower
cotoneaster,currants,daylily
eucalyptus,fennel,feverfew
figwort,fireweed,flax
flowering quince,four o’clocks,foxglove
fuschia,geranium,gilia
gladiolus,gooseberry,hamelis
hibiscus,hollyhock,honeysuckle
hummingbird trumpet,hyssop,iris
jasmine,jewelweed,lantana
larkspur,lilac,lily
loquat,lupine,marigolds
milkweed,mint,monkeyflower
morning glory,nasturtium,nettle
painted cup,pelargonium,petunia
poinciana,poppy,prickly pear
rose of sharon,sage,salmonberry
scabious,scarlet,bugler
siberian peatree,skyrocket,snapdragons
snowberry, spiderflower,star
glory,sweet william,tansy
thimbleberry,tigerlily

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This list is not meant to be all inclusive but to give you some choices when planning and designing a hummingbird garden in your yard.

flowers that hummingbirds likeBy planting some of these flowers and shrubs in your yard you will encourage hummingbirds to your garden. You can encourage hummingbirds by hanging, filling and properly maintaining hummingbird feeders.

Ensure the nectar in your feeder is fresh and the appropriate sugar concentration. Do not use red food colouring as these artificial dyes cause the birds’ egg shells to be too thin, killing their young. Ensure there are no moulds growing in the hummingbird nectar.

Always thoroughly clean the feeder each and every time prior to refilling.