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“Hummers' Favorite Flowers”

Description from Kathryn R: Every spring, in anticipation of summer, we hang a bright rosy red lantana in the sun by our deck to attract Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Also, we hang a bright Fuschia plant in the shade by our front door. Hummers like flowers with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. I'm sure you all have seen them sipping from other colors too!


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  1. BevB
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  2. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    Love your bright and cheerful hummer pick! -a fellow hummer fan

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Such a fun hummingbird pick. I am also a fan of those little birds. And the flower picks are great.

  4. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks, fellow fresh-pickers. :)

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    MH says:

    Gorgeous! Hummingbirds are such a joy to watch. You’re very lucky.

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    Melody F says:

    I’ve planted honeysuckle, lavender, trumpet vine, and I already had flowering quince. All for the hummingbirds. We have Anna’s Hummingbirds here in Salem, OR, and Rufous Humminbirds pass through. Here’s an Anna’s in my yard. The wings move so fast the camera doesn’t catch them. Photo by Verlyn Mayer. Your pick is lovely!


  7. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Melody, thanks for your beautiful photo! And for your compliment. I envy you on the West Coast with all your different hummers! My sister lived for years in Newport Beach and had the Annas and others visit her feeders and the lantanas that grew along a bike path nearby. Last fall we hosted an intrepid little Rufus male for weeks. I had about 100 birders visit our back yard to see “Rusty” come to my feeder! Finally, when November came,I had to coax him to fly south by taking in the feeder. He did and I’ve prayed every day that winter that he found a safe warm winter home!

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