We can't wait for our first humming bird here at Plants Unlimited, having a little fly among the plants and greenhouses.
They'll be hungry after their amazing long migration, so now's a great time to get ready to feed them. Not only will you be helping them out, but if you hang your feeder where you can see it from a window, you'll be able to enjoy watching them, too.
Better yet, come in and get one of our snazzy special feeders made specially for humming birds and they will sip right out of your hand.
We've got lots of hummingbird feeders - and other bird feeders, too - as well as lots of cast iron shepherd's crooks and hooks to hang them, and nectar mix and seed to feed our little friends.
When you see your first bee, it's time to put out your hummingbird nectar.
- Jamie, Perennials Manager, Plants Unlimited
Give them what they love
In addition to your nectar, humming birds will really appreciate finding some of their favorite flowers. They like fuchsia, salvia, columbine, nicotiana (flowering tobacco), trumpet vine, bleeding heart, foxglove, and others flowers with trumpet-shaped blooms. Hummingbirds are attracted to the color red, so they like bean plants, but they visit flowers of other colors, too, as long as they are the right shape.
If you want to learn more about humming birds and their migration, check out hummingbird.net, where you can even post your first hummingbird siting. We're not responsible for or connected to that site, but it's got lots of interesting information.
Making your own hummingbird food couldn't be easier: Mix one part sugar to four parts water. Heat until the sugar dissolves, then let cool before filling your feeders. Don’t add food coloring or any other sweetener. Replace the liquid at least every week, more in warmer summer weather.