Hummingbirds are called ‘flying jewels’ for their brightly colored iridescent feathers and swift movements that make them living sun catchers. Hummers are valuable pollinators and fun to watch!
You can attract these tiniest of birds to your yard by providing fresh water, nearby shrubs or trees for shelter and lots of rosy flowers.
While Evergreen Nursery encourages natural settings where hummingbirds, butterflies and other wildlife will find food, keeping a hummingbird feeder or two filled can keep them around in the off season. We carry many beautiful hummingbird feeders.
Lacking a keen sense of smell, hummingbirds look for bright colors when hunting for food – and their favorite is red! They’ll even investigate other red objects in their never-ending quest for nectar.
Hummingbirds love tubular flowers as they hold the most nectar, but they have many favorites. Add a splash of red to your garden and make way for hummingbirds!
Fuchsia’s pendulous flowers come in a fascinating array of forms and color combinations that usually include the rich reds hummingbirds can’t resist.
Canna is an exotic, tropical beauty with lush foliage and showy, generous blooms.
Also known as Hummingbird Mint, Agastache is loved for its crinkly, aromatic leaves and bristle-like clusters of tiny two-lipped flowers.
Monarda is the showiest of culinary herbs known commonly as Bee Balm. Each flower’s spidery hairdo sprouts enough nectar-rich tubes for a family of hummers.
Crocosmia sends up pleated, upright leaves surpassed by stately stems of bright red or orange tubular flowers.
Flowering quince is a cheering sight in late winter when red, pink or white flowers burst forth on a tangle of bare gray branches. Hummers love honeysuckle, especially the climbing red and coral varieties. These also make incredibly beautiful garden vines!