Just because you want to attract hummingbirds does not mean that you must have hummingbird feeders in your yard to accomplish this endeavor. The use of flowers and plants are a great natural way to attract hummingbirds to your yard. There are even some advantages to using flowers and plants rather then using hummingbird feeders. This post will explain why flowers are such an effective way to draw the hummingbirds to your yard.
Many people would say that caring for flowers is a far easier thing to do rather then caring for hummingbird feeders. Here are a few reasons why. The flowers are easier to manage then the feeders because the flowers do not require that you clean them or refill with nectar solution. Also, keep in mind that by planting flowers which are known to attract hummingbirds, you will be adding color and beauty to your yard as well as adding the pleasant aroma of these flowers to the air.
Flowers are also known to draw insects and spiders. These are sources of protein for the hummingbird and this is vital to the hummingbird’s survival because it cannot survive on nectar alone. Also, many flowers and plants depend on the hummingbird to pollinate it and without this assistance these flowers and plants would not be able to reproduce.
Do not feel guilty if you would rather draw the hummingbirds to your yard with flowers and plants instead of the use of hummingbird feeders. You are not alone in this choice and there are advantages to this choice. Regardless, you will still find that plenty of hummingbirds will visit your yard.