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 Post subject: hummingbird info
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:21 pm 

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Here's a few questions regarding hummingbirds for the experts here:
Im in Frisco.
when should I have the feed out for them? wait till June or earlier?

what are the best plants for north texas for attracting these little guys?
(what do you have success with them feeding on)

I want to get the plants in the next week or so....gotta find a few plants b/c I dedicated an area of the yard for this.
thanks for your help

 Post subject: Re: hummingbird info
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:45 am 

Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:52 pm
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Location: mckinney,TEXAS
Hummingbirds are starting to arrive, so you can put out the feeders anytime.

I am not an expert gardener and things like soil type and shade are probably things to consider when selecting plants.

Some of the plants i see referenced in a hummingbird gardening book include:

golden and western columbine
red basil
canna lily
coral belles
cardinal flower
bee balm
Egyptian star
obedient plant
Texas, tropical and scarlet sage as well as other sages
fire pink, Indian Pink

Your nursery can probably help with choices. Areas with a single color (all red, for example) seem to do a better job in attracting hummers than a mix of colors.

Good luck.


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