Fall Planting: 10 Top Butterfly and Hummingbird Favorites Category: Hummingbirds in the Garden Posted:
Oct 3, 2013 11:35 AM Synopsis:
Flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds favor are rich sources of nectar. But not all nectar-rich butterfly favorites are easy to access with long hummingbird beaks. Conversely, many flowers designed by nature to attract hummingbirds don't have the structure necessary for feeding butterflies or providing a perch. Here are ten Salvias and companion plants for backyard wildlife habitat that both butterflies and hummingbirds will enjoy.
Hummingbirds in the Garden: Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden Category: Hummingbirds in the Garden Posted:
Feb 24, 2013 06:54 PM Synopsis:
Planting a hummingbird garden filled with nectar-rich, long-blooming Salvias aids preservation of hummingbird species that migrate each year throughout North America. It also gives you a front-row seat to a fascinating aerobatics show. Backyard islands of colorful sages are like gas stations for hummingbirds' long-distance journeys. Salvias can keep your garden whirring with the helicopter-like flight of hummingbirds from spring through autumn and -- in warm climates -- into winter.
Seeing Red and Loving It: Hummingbirds and Salvia microphylla Category: Hummingbirds in the Garden Posted:
Sep 19, 2012 11:33 AM Synopsis:
As with so many aspects of life, the hummingbird-Salvia relationship is circular. It is difficult to have one without the other. Unfortunately, many species of hummingbirds are threatened or endangered. By planting Mountain Sage, you invite hummingbirds into your garden, expand their habitat and ensure pollination for abundant blossoming.