still waiting for the hummers
Last year, I put up a couple of feeders in August, and did have daily visits, but singular hummers - once we saw two. I also saw one as late as the end of september.
This year, I started gung ho - the first week of April with a bunch of feeders, but alas no sightings.
I am thinking that maybe those August visitors were youngsters, or females??? I didn't see the ruby throats.
Also, the males arrive in Canada first, would that explain my lack of visitors so far?
i am obsessed. Have multitudes of tropical vines, grown from seed in my greenhouse, just seedlings right now - to put in baskets on my deck.
All the planting this year has been hummer friendly - except for the tomatoes - we still have to eat!
How long does it take to build up a bunch of hummers visiting - presuming you do "all the right things"???
I have a large garden lots of blooms already, fruit trees, lilac is about to come out and bulbs are already almost done.
Any advice and info would be helpful.