Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Hummingbird Favorite is Here

We are fond of native plants here as a resource for the birds.  I've added quite a few different species in recent years that will appeal widely, and such like as Columbines, Bee Balm and Coral Honeysuckle will be well received by Ruby Throated Hummingbirds when they enter full maturity.  But the mainstay for years has been a truly prodigious amount of Trumpet Vine.  These natives nearly dominate two mature Loblolly Pines and are trying to grow most everywhere.  Their distinctive fluted flowers are a welcome sign in summer.  And today I found the first blooms, high up in the trees.  With the heat coming on they should sprout fast and furious.  And the hummingbirds will have a field day tapping nectar!  Another great pleasure of summer is here.

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