Gardens require effort to keep them looking their best, but you also need to be able to relax and enjoy your handiwork. And the enjoyment will be so much greater if you able to watch the birds and butterflies that visit your garden. To attract these delightful visitors you need to grow plants that they require for nectar and food. This article by Betty which I found on the Top Inspired website describes the top ten plants you should grow to attract hummingbirds.
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
The 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.
Delphiniums are definitely one of the most beautiful perennials that you can plant in your garden. Growing them as seeds is difficult, so it?s better to buy them as potted plant. Grow them in well ? drained soil under full sun exposure or light shade, and make sure they have a shelter from strong winds. Water all plants freely when in growth and also apply a liquid fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks. When they?re done blooming, cut flower stalks from the ground and new ones will develop. These pretty violet and blue flowers can be susceptible to slugs,?snails and?cyclamen?mites.