Last week when I was posting pictures of Ohio birds, I was thinking about what to plant this year to attract hummingbirds to my gardens. I have a teeny-tiny yard, so I choose my plants wisely.
I have hummingbirds early in the season because they are attracted to my magnolia tree. They frequent my perennials (plants that rebloom every year) my sweet peas, four-o’clocks, roses, baptisia and late in the season my Japanese anemones before migrating to the south.
My hummingbird garden is primarily reds, oranges and a lot of tubular flowers. So I’m looking at planting annuals (plants that only bloom one year) such as petunias, zinnias, and begonias.
But, let’s not forget hummingbird feeders attract them too.