Views: 180, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 22, 2016 10:16 AM CST
I live in Phoenix where it's so hot in the summer (110 to 115) and my plastic feeder cracked after three years. So I bought a new one yesterday that's clear glass. And the hummers are not coming back.

My plastic one was red. I don't use food coloring, just natural sugar water I make. The new one has a red base for sitting on and sipping nectar.

Any suggestions? Should I paint the feeder red with glass paint to bring my little friends back?
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 22, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Oh my heart! I posted this and looked up and the larger of the hummers was drinking. Lovey dubby But still, I wonder if I should paint it red since the old one was.
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
[Last edited by Boopaints - Jul 22, 2016 10:54 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1220462 (2)
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Jul 23, 2016 5:13 PM CST
Becky you're so artistic I think you ought to paint some cute little doo dads of some kind on it. Red vines...whatever strikes your fancy. I wouldn't paint the whole thing -- just add a little more red to make it easier for them to see.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 24, 2016 8:04 AM CST
That's a good idea, Ann... maybe I'll paint some red "vinca-like- flowers. They are drinking, but not as many as before, which in a way is nice because there aren't the normal Hummingbird Wars. Whistling

ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Jul 24, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Oh I like the thought of vinca like flowers. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Jul 24, 2016 10:00 AM CST
How long was the feeder down? Some of the hummingbirds may have thought their nectar source was gone and moved on. They are like that. Smiling I know my hummingbirds are very demanding and it's a daily chore to make sure the feeders are full. They do have favorite feeders that seem to empty faster than the others. I haven't figured out why, the favorite is green and of course the smallest feeder out there - maybe the nectar is always fresh?

I agree Adding some of your pretty artwork is a good idea!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 24, 2016 4:59 PM CST
Christine, it was down about a week so that may be part of the issue. I was looking for something sturdier and they may have given up.

Meanwhile, the three that still come are happy dancing that the others aren't aware I put one back up. Whistling

I'll take before and after photos when I paint.
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Image
wildflowers
Jul 25, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Looking forward to seeing the painted feeder. Smiling

Plus, new hummingbirds might pass through and find the new and beautiful feeder.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
Boopaints
Jul 26, 2016 12:26 AM CST
Lovey dubby
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"