Feeling anxious in Central VA
Last year was my first for having hummers, and I have to admit I'm feeling anxious as those farther north report sightings. I've had my feeder out for weeks, changing it every couple of days, but with no evidence that it's been used. Yesterday I put plants in my window boxes hoping to create a welcome on my very small balcony, but it will be several days before they get flowers. I got a small black and blue salvia that has plenty of promising buds, that last year was a real hit. I have a lonicerum (Dropmore) and Mrs. Bradshaw geum, both blooming, as hummingbird beacons, got up at six because that's what time I first observed one last year, but nothing yet. I saw a lady at K Mart buying a feeder, and she had seen a small one several days ago. I wish they'd come here. I'm all ready.