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Hummingbird Attracting Methods

Hummingbird
Use gardening and feeders to attract mesmerizing hummingbirds to your yard.

Hummingbirds are enchanting creatures. You can draw them to your yard by planting certain plants and putting up a hummingbird feeder.

You can attract hummingbirds to your yard in a couple of different ways. The first is by getting a hummingbird feeder. Hummers are attracted to the sweet nectar of flowers, and you can fill your feeder with pre-mixed hummingbird feeder nectar to draw them to your yard. Using feeders is great, especially if you already have some hummingbirds in the area, and you want to draw them into your yard for feeding. However, if you want to attract hummingbirds from further away, you’ll want to make your yard into a more hummingbird-friendly environment. To do this, you’ll have to plant a variety of plants or trees that hummingbirds enjoy.

Start a Hummingbird Garden

You can draw more hummers into your yard by planting a hummingbird garden full of flowers that they love. There are a lot of different plants that you can use, and most of them are very pretty. You can beautify your yard and attract beautiful hummingbirds at the same time. Just mix and match whatever plants or trees you want from this list to make a lovely hummingbird garden that will pull hummers into your yard.

Plants and Trees for Attracting Hummingbirds

Trees and ShrubsVinesPerennialsAnnuals
Azalea,
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia),
Cape Honeysuckle,
Flame Acanthus,
Flowering Quince,
Lantana,
Manzanita,
Mimosa,
Red Buckeye,
Tree Tobacco,
Turk's Cap,
Weigela
Coral Honeysuckle,
Cypress Vine,
Morning Glory,
Scarlet Runner Bean,
Trumpet Creeper
Bee Balm (Monarda),
Canna,
Cardinal Flower,
Columbine,
Coral Bells,
Four O'Clocks,
Foxglove,
Hosta,
Hummingbird Mint (Agastache),
Little Cigar,
Lupine,
Penstemon,
Yucca
Various Penstemons,
Firespike,
Fuchsia,
Impatiens,
Jacobiana,
Jewelweed,
Petunia,
Various species of Salvia,
Shrimp Plant

By combining a yard and garden planted with plants and trees hummingbirds like with feeders, you can attract birds and keep them in your yard. Hummers feed in a pattern. They feed from one source for a bit before flying to the next one in line. So, the best way to lay out your hummingbird garden is to place your feeders nearby. You can plan the pattern that the hummingbirds will fly through your yard by arranging the plants and feeders in a line. This works best along a fence or the side of a building.

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