Need Hummingbird Help

greenthumbzdudeMay 14, 2010


I have a problem. Last August i planted a bunch of hummingbird plants in a quiet section of my yard next to my shed and arborvite bushes. I thought for sure that i would see a hummingbird right away the following spring because i planted all their favorites. Such as coral honeysuckle, lantana, salvia, beebalm, wild bergamot, columbine, red buckeye, and lillies. I have even put up a hummingbird feeder and so far have not seen a single one. Has anyone had a similar experience? What should i do?

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I would have said the same thing five years ago. It took me several years to get a nice group to my feeders. Each year better than the last.

It takes patience, but keep your feeder out and plants going. Each year you will have more.

This morning I had six hummers on my balcony at the same time. Five years ago, I saw a hummer once or twice a week.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 10:59PM
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Patience and Perserverance

Build it and they will come--just maybe not right away.

7 years ago when I started only feeders and I felt lucky if I saw 2 hummers at any one time. Keep the plants going and change those feeders every 2 or 3 days and it will eventually pay off for you. Now its not uncommon in the evenings to see hummers swarming around my feeders during migration [august]. Its fun to be outside at daylight with my coffee and welcome them into my flower garden. Whats in my flowr garden you ask. Very similar to what you mention. Salvia guaranitica , sal. coccinea, subrotunda, cuphea shumannii , david verity, sal greggii.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 11:37PM
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