Hummingbirds love, and need, flowers and the nectar their blossoms provide.
The design of our backyard landscape provides beauty to us humans, as well as food and shelter for hummingbirds, butterflies, songbirds and other wildlife.
Our flower garden features a number of different ecological environments. Located in the country, it backs up to hundreds of acres of forest, with nearby fields, pastures, and wetlands. It is registered by MonarchWatch.org as a certified Monarch Waystation.
We've included in our backyard garden several types of Lantana (45 plants at last count!), Zinnias, Butterfly Bushes, Pentas, Salvia, Batface Cuphea, Nasturtiums, Coreopsis, other annuals and perennials.
We also plant lots of dill and fennel to provide food sources for Black Swallowtails, and Milkweed for Monarch butterflies.
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