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Attracting Hummingbirds - A Suggestion

At one time, I worked in a store that specialized in backyard bird feeding.   While there, I read there that certain flowers attract hummers better than others.  As I see hummingbird accessories available elsewhere on this web site, I thought I'd pass along my own experience with them.

In addition to the nectar feeders, hang out a couple of baskets of red, pink, or orange tubular-shaped flowers.  When we've gone RVing for a vacation, etc., I've always taken along my hanging baskets or containers to enjoy the trip, too.  Hummers just love red salvia, agastache, petunias, fuschia, impatiens, and geraniums.  There are probably more.  The red salvia is like a lightening rod for them. 

Good Luck! 

Joe and Susan Briggs
2003 Monaco Windsor 40'
2008 Honda CRV


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We hang two baskets of fake fushia flowers that have the little twinkle lights from our awning.

The hummingbirds try to get nectar out of the fake flowers. They always seemed a little upset when they flew away. I picked up a hummingbird feeder so I wouldn't feel so guilty.

I once made the mistake of hanging our hummingbird feeder from the bottom of one of these baskets. The hummingbirds went for the fake flowers instead of the feeder.

Now I make sure I hang the feeder away from the fakes. I think I'm finally in good with the hummingbirds....

"Small House, Big Yard "
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Alfa See-Ya 5'er and 2007 Kodiak C4500 Monroe Pickup
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