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Here are some tips to help attract hummingbirds to your flower garden. The tips are general in nature and can be used by anyone regardless of where you live in the country.
You should plant a garden with a long season of overlapping bloom.
You should plant flowers and plants which are native to your area of the country.
Your flower garden should have areas of sun, partial sun, and shade. Having areas that allow both sun and shade is necessary to grow a wide variety of plants.
You want your flower garden to consist of many levels of vegetation. The area should have some tall trees, some medium-height trees, some flowers, some grassy areas, as well as some shrubs. These different levels will provide the hummingbirds a variety of choices of where to feed or where to perch to rest or roost.
It is also important for your flower garden to have a source of water available for the hummingbirds. One way to do this is by having a birdbath available.
Your hummingbird garden should also contain some perches so the hummingbirds can survey the territory. You might want to create some perches that give the birds a good view over the flowers.
Pesticides should never be used in a hummingbird garden! The hummingbird can ingest the pesticide while feeding on insects and spiders.
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