A garden can be many things. A place to pursue a passionate hobby by creating beautiful flowerbeds or growing vegetables to feed the family. And then again a garden is a place to relax and enjoy the results of your labor. A garden can also be a haven for wildlife. Watching birds and butterflies as you relax in the sun is a most pleasant occupation. Hummingbirds in particular are a joy to watch, but if you want them to visit you should grow certain plants to entice them in. I came across this article on the Top Inspired website which describes ten plants that will attract hummingbirds to your garden.
Do you love the sound of hummingbirds? If yes, then there is a natural way to attract them to come to your garden! It?s all about having the right plants?to attract these small birds, so read below to find out more. Hummingbirds especially like certain flowers, shrubs and trees ? the ones that can provide the with more nectar. Besides the nectar, another way to attract the birds with the help of plants is by their color. Red, orange, yellow and similar can attract them more than other colored plants. It?s also important to have sticks and branches on bushes or trees to enable ready perches. Making a hummingbird ? friendly habitat out of your garden is going to be worth it! Now, check out the ten plants that can attract the hummingbirds.
1. Chilean Glory Flower
via?garden.orgThe Chilean Glory Flower comes from the?Bignoniaceae. The flower is a climbing perennial that blooms from late spring to autumn. If you want to plant it in your garden, then make sure you grow it in fertile, well ? drained soil under full ? sun. Seed it in late winter or early spring. The flowers that it grows are red, yellow and their shades.?Prune it in early spring and during winter make sure it has its shelter from frost. The Chilean Glory Flower is generally disease ? free, but if you keep it growing under glass, then it can be prone to glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly.
2. Kentish Belle Flower
Coming from the family of Malvaceae, the Kentish Belle is so pretty with its? red and yellow flowers. If you want this one in your garden, grow it in well ? drained soil, such as sand or loam. It needs full sun, so keep it as much as exposed as you can and make sure it is facing South or West. This evergreen bush can grow up to 2.5 meters in height and the same meters when it comes to spreading. Unfortunately, these pretty bell ? shaped flowers may suffer from virus and can be prone to?glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly, scale insects, mealy bug and aphids.
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