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Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

September 12, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #7056853

Alas we don't have these lovely birds here in Japan They all seem to be American natives.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #7057480

Yes, that's what I understand. They are quite lovely if you ever get here to see them!
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

September 13, 2009
3:38 AM

Post #7057768

On my wish list!
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2009
11:26 AM

Post #7058252

My wife wanted a plant in front of her kitchen window that attracted hummers. A local nursery recommended Cuphea. Put two in a big pot and sure enough, next week they started coming!
Only drawback: it is hard to find a suitable companion to their orangey red color.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2009
12:44 PM

Post #7058384

Don, Yes, cuphea is one of those wonderful southern plants that are hummingbird magnets. Wish it were a perennial up north!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
1:52 PM

Post #7058553

Thanks for the article, and all the wonderful links!
I have hummers here year round, and I just love them. I have ruby throat, and blackchinned hummers! Here is one of my feeders last week-end. We can spend hours just watching them fly into the feeders and around the yard!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #7059280

Oh taters! You're one of those people of which I'm insanely jealous! Have you tried any hand feeding yet?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #7059585

Yes I have, I can hold any of the feeders in my hand and they come right to me! They are just so precious, I even got a hummingbird tattoo! LOL

Cybrczch

Cybrczch
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 13, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #7060221

What timing for this article! I spent last week in Plano, TX, watching the hummingbirds every morning at my host's backyard feeder. I got home, looked at my overgrown back yard, fired up the lawnmower, and looked up just in time to see a hummingbird examining the salvia and autumn clematis by my compost bin!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #7060389

Excellent discovery! Sweet Autumn Clematis is such a stunner anyway, but because it also attracts hummingbirds, a real winner.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

September 14, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #7060867

Good article. Will I get Hummingbirds too if I plant all those plants Mrs Ed?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #7060888

Ha. Yah. Move on over to Conway, MO
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #7062485

LOL!! This is a wonderful article Marna...very informative and well written. Our visitors are mostly just eating on the fly...boo hoo...but we are still having visitors daily throughout the day. This morning there are about 6 or 7 but it still seems kind of quiet!! No more fear of running out of sugar that's for sure!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
1:48 PM

Post #7062502

HA! Yah, did you total up your sugar bill?
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #7062538

Well...I could have made a nice down payment on a new lens for my camera!! For the month of August it was about 150 pounds (approx. 5 pounds per day)!! I don't know that I could afford too much more fun!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #7062603

YIKES! That's crazy. Ed just said I'd be in trouble if I spent that much money. HA.

Now let's talk sunflower seeds…
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7062761

I would only buy 25 pounds at a time so it didn't hurt as much!! Now sunflower seeds are a different story and we won't go there...I am still hurting from the winter of 07!!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #7062847

Yup. I think I'll have to cut back this year too!

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