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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.

Hummer on MillionBells

Hummingbird on Million Bell Petunias

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Hummingbird with Lantana

Hummer on Hydrangea

Hummingbird on Hydrangea

Humm and Garden Roses

Hummingbird on Roses

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Hummingbirds in Zinnia Garden

Hummer on Planter

Hummingbird on Patio Planter

But, let’s not forget hummingbird feeders attract them too.

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Hummingbird on a feeder