Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hummingbird


This is the little critter that is hanging around my back kitchen window.

My husband took these photos through the kitchen window of the little hummingbird who is enjoying my Rosa Sharon bush in the month of September. In the earlier months of summer I see him on my strepto plant and my weiglia bush when it blooms. Trying to attracted these wonderful creatures? Here is my list of flowering items that the hummingbird like to hang around.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Azalea
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
  • Cape Honeysuckle
  • Flame Acanthus
  • Flowering Quince
  • Lantana
  • Manzanita
  • Mimosa
  • Red Buckeye
  • Tree Tobacco
  • Turk's Cap
  • Weigela

Vines

  • Coral Honeysuckle
  • Cypress Vine
  • Morning Glory
  • Scarlet Runner Bean
  • Trumpet Creeper

Flowers

Some may be annuals or perennials depending on climate.

Perennials

  • Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • Canna
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Columbine
  • Coral Bells
  • Four O'Clocks
  • Foxglove
  • Hosta
  • Hummingbird Mint (Agastache)
  • Little Cigar
  • Lupine
  • Penstemon
  • Yucca

Annuals

  • Beard Tongue (and other penstemons)
  • Firespike
  • Fuchsia
  • Impatiens
  • Jacobiana
  • Jewelweed
  • Petunia
  • Various Salvia species
  • Shrimp Plant

2 comments:

nonizamboni said...

You are a lucky gardener, indeed! Wonderful photos and thanks for the info about planting. I do have a morning glory that finally bloomed, some lantana and a few bright, brave annuals...so I'll keep watching.
Also, thanks for 'following my blog'--it made me very happy to know someone would want to include me.

Lucy said...

How lovely - we don't get hummingbirds here. I would love to see one - so thanks for the photos!!