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 few
weeks. I just adore them!! Here he is sitting on his cute little hummingbird swing.
Hummingbird 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.
*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. 🙂