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- Trees and shrubs should also be used in your hummingbird garden along with flowers that are known to attract hummingbirds. The trees and shrubs will help provide shade for the birds.
- Use perennials whenever possible because these will grow back year after year and this will provide the hummingbirds with a consistent food source. Hummingbirds have excellent memories and studies have found that hummingbirds will return to the same food source year after year.
- Place flowers in large batches of the same color as a way of capturing the hummingbird’s attention.
- Select a wide variety of flowers that will bloom at different times. This will help provide the birds with a constant source of nectar on which to feed in both the spring and fall.
- If the amount of space for your garden is limited, use hanging baskets or window boxes as a space saving way to create your garden.
- Never use pesticides in your garden because these can be ingested by the hummingbirds and either harm or kill the birds.
- Provide a water source for the hummingbirds either through a birdbath or mister. Hummingbirds love water and doing this will entice the birds to remain in your yard for a longer period of time.
- Give yourself a spot in the garden from which you can view the hummingbirds. It will be a way to reward yourself for all your efforts to attract the hummingbirds.