Spring Butterflies and Hummingbirds

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I am longing for spring in these dreary, cold, late-winter days. I am beginning to think about my gardens and plan my outdoor projects as I feel that familiar anticipation of getting my hands in the dirt. One of my goals is to add a new garden in my yard to attract more hummingbirds and butterflies, which I love. I turned to the Library’s gardening collection to learn more about hummingbirds and butterflies, and research the types of gardens and plants that feed and attract them. I found some truly helpful, extremely informative books such as Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard, Hummingbird Gardens: Turning Your Yard Into Hummingbird Heaven, and Gardens for Birds: Hummingbirds & Butterflies to name just a few. These titles explain what these beautiful and delicate creatures needs are in terms of survival, food, and protection, and then provide the plant information and gardening suggestions to best suit different geographical areas. I know I enjoyed the escape from winter while reading about them, at least in my mind. As I took notes and made garden sketches, I could begin to feel the spring fever start to take over in me. Oh well, it won’t be long!


Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard


Posted by Diane Randall at 02/20/2009 02:45:16 PM | 

Hope you'll consider native plants when attracting these two flightful creatures. They are not only better for the environment overall, they don't bring with them as much disease or as many bugs.
Posted by: JenniferC ( Email ) at 2/20/2009 7:49 PM

Great idea! One of my key reasons for working on my outdoor container garden is just for attacting the hummingbirds, butterflies, and other cute critters that may happen by :)
Posted by: Garden Girl ( Email | Visit ) at 9/8/2009 8:08 AM

Hello Diane,
You sound like a hummingbird lover. Have you ever used or heard of my Hummingbird Favorite nectar made from pure herbal extracts from plants found along hummingbird migration routes? Hummingbird really do love it. All my best and by the way, nice site!
Posted by: Guerry ( Email | Visit ) at 11/18/2009 5:35 PM

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