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Hummingbirds Favorite Summer Flower

Portland Garden Designer Loves Colorful Cape Fuchsia Cape Fuchsia, Phygelius, is a colorful, low maintenance long blooming summer flower for the Pacific Northwest.  I use it in landscape designs for clients who love color and watching hummingbirds.  It’s a personal favorite of mine. If you are a person who wants a very tidy landscape that […]

Unusual Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Unusual Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds Today I want to share “Hummer” plants with hot colors for summer that are unique.  I will also list a few very colorful plants that  feed the overwintering hummingbirds in winter. Hardy Fuchsia may be considered common for feeding hummingbirds 8 months out of the year.  Here are 3 varieties […]

Hummingbirds in Your Winter Garden

During our recent cold spell I was reminded that our overwintering hummingbirds need support to survive.  It’s so much fun to see them feeding on the bright red flowers of Camellia Sasanqua ‘Yultide’.  I got an e-mail and photo from my client Lois showing me the numerous flowers and telling me how happy her hummingbirds […]

Traveling to Hummingbird Heaven: A video at Joy Creek Nursery and more

Traveling to Hummingbird Heaven: My Trip to Joy Creek Nursery If there is a garden visitor welcomed by virtually every gardener, it’s the hummingbird. Its brilliant colors, start-and-stop flight and light-speed lifestyle seems to appeal to everyone. Attracting hummingbirds is one of the easiest and most satisfying way to bring wildlife into the garden. Not […]

Native Plants for Small City Landscapes

Native Plants for Drought Tolerant City Landscaping People dream of a landscape that will need no watering.  Sometimes because they think it will be less work but more likely these days they recognize that water or the lack of it is a problem that will continue to grow.  Like the Brits in World War II […]