My hummingbird/butterfly garden is almost complete -- coral honeysuckle, cardinal flowers, 3 types of butterfly bush, foxglove, yarrow, bell flowers, bee balm, latana, hosta, and a teacup-sized birdbath. (Now if I can just find a local garden shop that isn't out of black and blue salvia...)
I find that I've learned to think like a hummingbird in the garden shop. But I've also learned to think like a deer, as I have daily visitors. Looking at my newly-purchased foxglove and bell flowers today, it occurred to me that they might look tasty to deer. I immediately thought of using the pepper spray I use (with indifferent success) to keep them off my daylilies. But then the thought struck me that the hummers might not like it, either. (Unless I get some of those Mexican hummingbirds, that is. :-))
Does anyone have any wisdom on whether the pepper spray used to keep deer off of flowers can be used on flowers without souring the nectar, as it were, for the hummingbirds?