Gardening Tips : Flowers for a Hummingbird Garden

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Flowers for a hummingbird garden include trumpet-shaped blooms like crocosmias, galtonias, fuschias and mandevillas. Plant flowers for a hummingbird garden w…

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April 8, 2009

Yolanda Vanveen @ 11:11 am #

In the United States we are a melting pot of people and plants. We should
protect and grow all the plants in the world. Nearly 90% of South African
plants will be extinct in South Africa this century. We should save all
plants and animals of the world as long as they are protected and
controlled.

December 16, 2010

Yolanda Vanveen @ 5:21 am #

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January 11, 2011

dictionaryzzz @ 11:05 pm #

@squito94 I read that a mixture of exotics and natives is actually the best
type of garden. It provides the most biodiversity. Exotics are okay as long
as there not invasive

January 12, 2011

squito94 @ 12:05 am #

@YolandaVanveen I agree as long as they are controlled in a greenhouse
setting. Once people use them outdoors that’s when things get out of
control. Especially if the plant has wind dispersed seeds and growths in a
similar climate or has roots that are nearly impossible to remove like
bamboo so it gets a foot hold.

squito94 @ 1:54 am #

@dictionaryzzz Very few exotics support biodiversity. One exception would
be Scarlet Milkweed (Asclepias curavassica) which is both a host plant (for
caterpillars) and nectar plant for Monarch butterflies and it supports
Milkweed bugs and Milkweed beetles. Natives are always best since they are
adapted for your particular climate and have developed relationships with
their pollinators and seed dispersers over thousands of years.

May 14, 2011

LaviniaVeiled @ 8:45 pm #

They are eating nectar not going after pollen…?

June 15, 2011

GardenToolCaddy @ 10:46 pm #

Great video! Thanks for sharing!

June 4, 2012

bronze fennel @ 10:30 pm #

Avoid the red trumpet and honeysuckle vines if you do not like aggressive
plants even though hummingbirds seem to like them. Once planted they will
turn up everywhere!

October 15, 2013

Erik K @ 7:35 pm #

they are going in for nectar not pollen

Erik K @ 7:36 pm #

if considering flowers find natives not exotics

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