humming birds - Knowledgebase Question

Seymour, In
Question by glendac622
June 2, 2010
why have my humming birds left?

Answer from NGA
June 2, 2010


Hummingbirds migrate according to the weather. I've noticed fewer hummers in my garden this year, too. I'm not sure where they went but I'm sure they'll be back. Perennial plants I have found to attract hummingbirds are Trumpet Vine (Campsis x tagliabuana, I grow 'Madame Galen'), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Honeysuckle (Lonicera, many varieties), and, I see them sticking their little beaks in my hanging baskets filled with Fuchsias. They seem to be attracted to bright, vibrant colors, especially red. Sweet fragranced flowers are also a draw. Try planting some of these irresistable perennials in your garden and you're sure to attract them. Enjoy your garden!

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