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How to Attract Hummingbirds

How to attract hummingbirds

The Hummingbirds are arriving here in Maryland. I saw one in the garden today in my azaleas. Here is how I create a welcoming environment to attract Hummingbirds.

As soon as my Azaleas bloomed the Hummingbirds arrived. I also have native honeysuckle that is beginning to bloom. The honeysuckle vine continues to flower until late fall.

It’s really simple and cheap to make your own nectar for your feeder.

Later this spring I will be planting Butterfly Bushes and Morning Glories which are also favorites of the Hummingbirds.

2 cups water
1/2 cup white sugar

Bring water to a boil and stir in sugar. Cook until sugar dissolves.
Allow the solution to cool before filling your feeders.
You may refrigerate the solution for up to one week.

Hummingbird Feeder Tips

  • Fill your feeder halfway. Check daily for a week to gauge how much solution you will need.
  • Clean out your feeders once a week. Toss out leftover sugar solution and refill with fresh solution.
  • Place feeders in a shaded area. This will help prevent the solution from fermenting.
  • Do not use dyes or any other types of sweeteners they are harmful to Hummingbirds.
pink azaleas and honeysuckle

The only hard part is capturing a picture of these fast-flying little birds!

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