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Thursday, July 12, 2012

An Open Letter To Redmond Hummingbirds

I have been trying, rather unsuccessfully, for over a month now to attract you to my back deck.  The squirrels? They love it.  Many other birds are visiting often.  But you, elusive creature that you are, avoid my nectar feeder and all of the other plants I put back there, that supposedly you love.

What is up with you, hummingbirds?

My agastache is blooming, and the fuschias are almost ready.

See?  Don't you want to go to there? 

And my sweet peas are just starting to bloom, looong after they've been gone from the farmer's markets.  (Let's be honest though, I grew these for myself, hummingbirds.  They smell like summertime, and my childhood, and tea parties, all rolled into one.  I don't care if you like them or not!)

Any ideas? I will try some other plants, short of bringing up a whole bed of flowers!

1 comment:

  1. Those little devils can be elusive. i have about one a year in my yard. The one for this year was sipping at a foxglove right at eye level - my eye, not his. He came out to see what was happening, and hovered about a foot in front of my face, and just stared. I was afraid that he might think my eye was a foxglove, and so quickly retreated.