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flower_frenzy(8a)June 17, 2014

I had an adorable visitor to my heuchera garden this morning. Take a look!

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flower_frenzy(8a)

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I think he visited at least 10 plants before he flew away. I could hear him chirping happily as he drank the nectar. What a cutie!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 3:16PM
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don_in_colorado

How cool is that!

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 7:53PM
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vivian_2010

so nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:27PM
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anniegolden(z7a)

Don't ;you just love it when the stuff you plant becomes part of the ecosystem? Recently I noticed a bird's nest in a crape myrtle that I planted a few years ago.

But I guess I didn't understand that heuchera attract hummingbirds. I have several heuchs with unspecial blooms and I usually just snap them off. Should I be leaving them on for the hummingbirds?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 5:46PM
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flower_frenzy(8a)

I've never seen hummingbirds in my heuchera before this year either. It's strange because they haven't been visiting the plants I normally see them on. This particular bird was a much brighter color than the ones I'm used to seeing. He was also quite a bit larger. I don't know what might have changed in the ecosystem, but obviously something has. I've found that the lack of pollinators (bees in particular) in general to be disturbing.

You might as well leave the flowers on your heuchs. You never know who they may attract.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 2:37AM
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beverlymnz4

Wow, I have not seen that on my heuchera yet. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 9:11PM
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rosie742001(z5Oregon)

The hummers have been coming into my yard .I have some year round hummers , I keep feeders out all year long, but I like it best when they head for the Heuchs.too.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 12:28AM
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