Hummingbird Attractor and Support Garden

Keeping something in bloom when hummingbirds are expected is a key to attracting them to your yard. Matt Kerske visits with a gardener who plans and plants his garden beds to support these nectar-seeking birds.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Tithonia diversifolia (Mexican sunflower)
Okra 'Burgundy'
Celosia (Cock's Comb)
Lobelia (Lobelias)
Salvia (Sage) 'Black and Blue'

Gardener Extras

  1. A hummingbird flaps its wings up to 70x/second and can go as high as 200 per second.
  2. The average ruby-throated hummingbird wights 3 grams. A nickel weighs 4.5 grams.

Gardener Notes

Find Chris' garden on Instagram at birdsbugsplants

Matt Kerske

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