[CT Birds] Flowers attracting our hummingbirds in Willimantic...

Tammy Eustis teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
Fri Jul 9 08:21:42 EDT 2010


Our hummers are particularly fond of honeysuckle. And their all-time favorite, surprisingly enough, is black-and-blue salvia. No red involved, but there's something in the plant that draws them like crazy.
- Tammy Eustis, Chester
-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Swanhall [mailto:mswanhall at earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2010 05:45 PM
To: 'Brian Hiller', 'CT birding list', judymoore at optonline.net
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Flowers attracting our hummingbirds in Willimantic...

We have hummingbirds come to our fuchsia daily... I have also heard that trumpet creeper/vine attracts them... Marty from Woodbury ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Hiller" To: "CT birding list" ; Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:33 PM Subject: [CT Birds] Flowers attracting our hummingbirds in Willimantic... > > > Judy Moore wondered what types of flowers we have in our yard that have > been attracting and holding a higher than usual number of hummingbirds > this year and here is what my wife, whose efforts in the garden are > responsible for the attractiveness, had to say; > > > they seemed to particularly love the bee balm [monarda] two varieties- > pink and red > > i thik the very large petunias didn't hurt either, especially for getting > the yard noticed. > > they also really liked the fuschias. we have the traditional variety, but > also the red trumpet type. > > they apparently like the red/white/purple salvia [have yet to find ours, > but once they do, they'll be thrilled] > > what they really, really like is our home-made hummingbird recipe. one > gallon of water to 4+cups of sugar. that made a HUGE difference. > > hope this helps? > > > Brian Hiller > Willimantic, CT > > > _________________________________________________________________ > The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail accounts with > Hotmail. > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?tile=multiaccount&ocid=PID28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_4 > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) > for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit > http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org 






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