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Lebanon, PA

September 29, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9289589

I live in a mostly wooded area. I've underplanted Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit' and some Salvia 'Maraschino' to attract the Ruby-throats. Also Penstemon, Butterfly bush and Lobelia. Short of placing that arrow on the roof, my problem was to get the birds to see my feeder and the plants available to them. Two years ago I was at the grocery store, and the after Christmas sale included rolls of red curling ribbon. Hmmmm. Tied them to the spouting at a corner of the house that is sunny and easily seen from above. About 8-foot lengths. These ribbons move and sway in the breeze...enough to catch the eye of the little hummers migrating through my area.


Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9292833

That's a good tip. I've done that with the wide plastic ribbon that they sell at Christmas time for outdoors.

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