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Old April 18, 2018   #1
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Default Show your butterfly and hummingbird gardens/plants

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.

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Default Porter Weed, Pineapple Sage, Shrimp Plant

Both hummers and butterflies like the porter weed.

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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
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I'm enjoying these photos. My Mexican Petunia is pretty, but invasive. Hard to keep up with it.
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The hummingbird loved this plant last summer.

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Great orchids tucked in there, SpookyShoe ! Are they Phaius hybrids?
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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


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

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Great orchids tucked in there, SpookyShoe ! Are they Phaius hybrids?

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.

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Roper2008, is that firecracker?

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GrowingCoastal wins the prize for best photography.

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I've seen hummingbirds defending their territory in my patches of hummingbird sage.
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They also like native currants. (This one is at a botanic garden.)
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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.
Nice photos!
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Roper2008, is that firecracker?

D.
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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