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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. Practicalities If you are a person who wants a 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 Drought Tolerant 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 an environmental problem that will continue to grow.  Like the Brits in World War […]