9 Flowers Hummingbirds Never Resist

04/27/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What flowers are hummingbirds and butterflies most attracted to? Milkweed’s advantages to landscapes. What is a hummingbird’s favorite flower? What is the best hanging plant to attract hummingbirds? What shrubs attract hummingbirds? Lisa and…

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Best Hummingbird Feeder Recipe

05/17/2021 Ken Davis

Safe, Natural, Organic Hummingbird Food from Home by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Hummingbirds like various flowers from the gardens, but the most attractive food is this basic hummingbird nectar recipe. The recipe approximates the natural sucrose content of top…

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15 Flowers that Rebuff Hummingbirds

04/28/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Every hummingbird book, article, and expert recommends planting flowers to attract hummingbirds.  But it takes more than just beautiful blooms to entice these birds. Many of the most common, widespread backyard flowers are actually…

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More Happy Hummingbirds Visit the Garden with these Trees

05/05/2017 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Hummingbirds are highly prized visitors in the garden. These inquisitive little birds zip around from flower-to-flower in search of nectar.  This list of local trees is guaranteed to attract more hummingbirds to your yard. …

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Best Bloomers to Bring more Birds

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When choosing “hummingbird flowers” look for blooms in rich, bright reds, yellows, and blues.  Flowers with long tapered shapes that can accommodate a hummingbird’s long bill will keep the birds coming back again and…

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10 Flowers that Draw Hummingbirds

06/03/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I were sitting in our front courtyard this week watching the antics of “our” hummingbirds. They were enjoying water from the fountains and sipping nectar from the 30+ pots of flowers.  Yes,…

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