Ways to Attract Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. They flap their wings very fast and they can be territorial too. That combined with their beautiful colors makes it a fun display.
In order to help you attract more birds to your yard we found this article with helpful information. We hope it helps!
From the article: If you’re way down south, the first half of March is normally when you want to get your feeders up so you can attract them to your yard, the rest of us will be a little later (I’m looking at May).
Simple Food Formula:
1 part white cane sugar
4 parts water
Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. This is in optimal recipe since it closely resembles the nectar of many wildflowers.
Flowers That Attract Them:
If a feeder is too high maintenance for you, try a nice hanging basket of bright red or deep pink fuschia–I’ve been lucky and it’s always worked for me! More plant suggestions are found here.
For beginner gardeners, I’d recommend containers or boxes filled with petunias or Impatiens (or try a mix of both!). I find them pretty low maintenance and hardy.
Read the entire article here: http://tipnut.com/getting-ready-for-hummingbirds/