Hummingbird Gardens

A hummingbird feeding at a hollyhock

By doing some planning and selecting nectar-producing plants with flowers in the shape and color that hummingbirds enjoy, you can create a beautiful garden patch full of colorful flowers and hummingbirds.

You don't need a large area to create a hummingbird garden, even a small sunny patio will do. You just need to concentrate on providing lots of plants that will continue to bloom throughout the warm weather.

 

Hummingbird Plants

Hummingbirds are attracted to brightly colored flowers (reds in particular) with tubular shaped blooms. See our suggestions for some good plants to get started with.

 

Garden Planning Resources

Designing a hummingbird garden

Favorite Plants for a hummingbird garden from Better Homes and Gardens

Hummingbird Garden Photos from the hummingbird garden forum at GardenWeb

Hummingbird Gardens  by Nancy Newfield and Barbara Nielson

Guidance from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries