We are really enjoying the hummingbirds this year. The hummingbird feeder is right outside the window, and they don’t seem to mind us being around. How do we get hummingbirds to come to our yard?
We’re thinking it’s the red visuals – two huge planters full of million bells on one side of the porch, and orangie-red cannas on the other side.
Ah, and then there is the nectar. Ever-so-sweet and enticing nectar. We boil 1 ½ cups of water and add ½ cup of sugar. Some goes in the feeder. The rest goes in the fridge to be used in 2-3 days. Please change yours often too!
We’ve tried before to attract hummingbirds to this same area without success in past years. We never planted red there before. So we’re figuring it’s not a rumor – red appeals to hummingbirds since they are around so much.
And for your viewing pleasure (till you get your own hummingbirds) here is the rescue of a baby hummingbird on U-tube, as sent to me from Lynn: