How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

Garden Variety

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Greetings everyone…Spring has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a long wait before I can actually harden off my plants, and I am eagerly awaiting that day!

This year, I will be adding more perennial flowering plants to entice hummingbirds to visit my garden (such as scarlet sage, bee balm, cardinal flower and the obedient plants).  I customarily grow vast amounts of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, but I have always yearned to watch hummingbirds feasting happily in my garden.

Here are a few suggestions to help get you started on attracting hummingbirds to your garden:

Watering Sources:

Hummingbirds get their water from the nectar the plants provide or sugar water from hummingbird feeders, but they do love to bathe frequently to keep their feathers clean and to preen themselves.  Misting leaves on nearby branches or a dripping fountain with a small attachment for perching would…

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