Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

First things first. I have multiple First Nature Hummingbird feeders hanging in my eaves out of direct sunlight. Having tried just about every feeder in existence I have found these to be the best. They’re fairly inexpensive in comparison to other feeders at about $9.00 on Amazon. I have found them at our local Home Depot for about $14.00.

Second, I have planted flowers that tend to attract hummingbirds, like butterfly bush, Penta and Lantana. Your local nursery usually has plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies clearly marked. There are about 6 – 8 hummers buzzing around my yard at all times!

A Rufous Hummingbird family has been guarding my garden for the last fewAttract Hummingbirds to Your Garden
weeks. I just adore them!! Here he is sitting on his cute little hummingbird swing.

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe - Mommy With A GardenHummingbird Nectar Recipe

1 Cup water

1/4 Cup Fine Granulated Sugar

I simply heat my tap water to tap hot and mix in the sugar with a spoon.

Let mixture cool to room temperature and serve.

Make sure to thoroughly clean your feeders with a warm water and bleach mixture. Soak the feeders in 1/4 Cup Bleach in 1 Gallon of water for a bout an hour and then scrub with a bottle brush. Rinse well.  Just like you and I, hummingbirds do not like mold. And, they will find food elsewhere if you don’t keep your feeders clean.imageimage

*You DO NOT have to use the red food coloring. I do, but on occasion when I run out the birds still flock to my feeders. 🙂


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