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SpookyShoe April 18, 2018 07:00 PM

Show your butterfly and hummingbird gardens/plants
 
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I lost a lot of tropicals this past winter due to 2 occasions of abnormally cold weather, so I'm behind in my ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Here's a cuphea for the hummers.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, Zone 9

SpookyShoe April 18, 2018 07:19 PM

Porter Weed, Pineapple Sage, Shrimp Plant
 
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Both hummers and butterflies like the porter weed.

Donna

SpookyShoe April 18, 2018 07:36 PM

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Pentas, Blue Spires Salvia, the first Canna to bloom. Behind the Salvia is a bunch of Ruellia (Mexican Petunia) that will bloom later.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast, Zone 9

ginger2778 April 19, 2018 05:20 AM

I'm enjoying these photos. My Mexican Petunia is pretty, but invasive. Hard to keep up with it.

roper2008 April 19, 2018 05:59 AM

The hummingbird loved this plant last summer.[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180419/f6b391bc5747131c58437611e7d51e3a.jpg[/IMG]

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PhilaGardener April 19, 2018 07:40 AM

Great orchids tucked in there, SpookyShoe ! Are they [I]Phaius[/I] hybrids?

GrowingCoastal April 19, 2018 12:35 PM

Of the plants I see above I have the 1st cuphea and winter them over in the garage. They are only now starting to grow and I'm repotting the 5 large I have.
Also got the blue spires that grow so tall, a safety feature re: cats.


Below are a couple of perennial shrubs I planted for hummingbirds. This is a young Anna's feeding on them, the first of the year. The juveniles take a while to become shy.

Winter Daphne
[img]https://i.imgur.com/G8cyTXp.jpg[/img]

Wild Currant
[img]https://i.imgur.com/vMcN8aR.jpg[/img]

SpookyShoe April 19, 2018 12:45 PM

Mexican petunia
 
[QUOTE=ginger2778;695983]I'm enjoying these photos. My Mexican Petunia is pretty, but invasive. Hard to keep up with it.[/QUOTE]

VERY invasive.

Donna

SpookyShoe April 19, 2018 12:49 PM

Orchids
 
[QUOTE=PhilaGardener;695992]Great orchids tucked in there, SpookyShoe ! Are they [I]Phaius[/I] hybrids?[/QUOTE]


Nun's orchid. I have 4 large pots. I had to bring them in the garage twice last winter and even then I was afraid they wouldn't make it. But they did.

Donna, Texas zone 9

SpookyShoe April 19, 2018 12:51 PM

Roper2008, is that firecracker?

D.

SpookyShoe April 19, 2018 12:54 PM

GrowingCoastal wins the prize for best photography.

D.

habitat_gardener April 19, 2018 01:35 PM

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I've seen hummingbirds defending their territory in my patches of hummingbird sage.

habitat_gardener April 19, 2018 01:37 PM

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They also like native currants. (This one is at a botanic garden.)

dustdevil April 19, 2018 07:59 PM

[QUOTE=GrowingCoastal;696060]Below are a couple of perennial shrubs I planted for hummingbirds. This is a young Anna's feeding on them, the first of the year. The juveniles take a while to become shy.[/QUOTE]

Nice photos!

roper2008 April 19, 2018 08:34 PM

[QUOTE=SpookyShoe;696064]Roper2008, is that firecracker?

D.[/QUOTE]

Yes, not a good picture. I brought the whole plant into my sunroom for this
year. Looks like you have David Verity. My favorite hummer plant.

Love the pictures. I would love to be able to take photo's like that. It would for
sure be my wallpaper on my computer.


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