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Hummingbirds Favorite Summer Flower

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 and rates at least 2 blogs. Cape Fuchsia Practicalities If you are a person who wants a tidy landscape […]

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 […]

A Pollinator Garden Paradise

Designing a Garden for Bees & Birds Client Wish List Doreen and Sam wanted a no-grass pollinator paradise in their backyard. They are successful vegetable and fruit gardeners and wanted to maintain that function in the new garden without sacrificing beauty. The side yard is flat and had been used by the previous owners for […]