Grow A Hummingbird Garden by Dale Evva Gelfand

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Dale Evva Gelfand
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Grow A Hummingbird Garden

If asked to name the most ethereal and captivating creature to be found on our planet, most of us would be hard pressed to top the hummingbird. Their minute size (some species weigh only a fraction of an ounce), their beauty (iridescent plumage courtesy of special structures in their feathers), their incredible aerobatic ability (hummingbirds can fly in any direction, including backward), their extraordinary appetites (hummingbirds eat half of their weight in sugar every day), even their aggression (hummingbirds are fierce protectors of their territory and nests) add up to a singularly fascinating family.

A little planning of the design of and the plants in your garden is all it takes to make your yard the kind of environment that will readily attract these flying jewels.

A perfect hummingbird habitat is also a relatively simple one: food sources, water for bathing (liquid intake is generally provided by nectar), lookout perches, shade and shelter, along with nesting sites and materials. You should be able to provide these requirements in even the smallest gardens.

This book introduces how to create the ideal area to attract, feed and house the hummingbird, so that they feel welcome and wanted.

Table of Contents

  • About Hummingbirds
  • Food
  • Water
  • Perches
  • Shade and Shelter
  • Nesting Sites
  • A Hummingbird Gallery
  • A Quick Geographical Study
  • Identifying Hummingbirds
  • Designing a Hummingbird Garden
  • Choosing Plants
  • Laying Out Your Garden
  • Cultivating Wildflowers
  • Flowers for Hummingbirds
  • Vines, Shrubs, and Trees

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!

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