VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

 

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HUMMINGBIRDS ARE HERE!
 
With the recent rains, we are seeing more hummingbirds at our feeders and at those flowers from which they prefer to draw nectar. Over the years, we have had Agastache coming up everywhere in our gardens. Don’t know if the seeds just fell there or if the birds brought them there. Oh well, I do not care because they are beautiful no matter what.
 
Hummingbirds do not spend all day flying, as the energy cost would be prohibitive; the majority of their activity consists simply of sitting or perching. Hummingbirds eat many small meals and consume around half their weight in nectar (twice their weight in nectar, if the nectar is 25% sugar) each day.
 
Hummingbirds recognize and remember people and have been known to fly about their heads to alert them to empty feeders or sugar water that has gone bad. I have not seen the ‘bully’ yet, the Rufous hummingbird, which chases all the other hummers away.
 
Hummingbirds love agastaches, salvias, penstemons and snapdragons. Come see what we have in stock.
 
HAPPY GARDENING!