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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Smile Potential Hummer Garden

Humph, wasn't sure if this should go in Gardening or Birds????

So this little lonely hummingbird feeder hangs lonely on my clothes line with no flowers but did manage to see 1 or 2 hummers this summer feeding off the feeder.

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I plan to move the feeder into this bed although the phlox is almost done blooming now.

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Canna Lillies surround the summer phlox....

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Old August 24th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Along with (I do believe) Nicotania

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And this mystery plant that I can't remember it's name!

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Oh this is a picture of the Phlox in bloom last month.

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I figure next year, I'll get one of those bird feeder shepherds hook (like Hazel's ) and stake it right in the middle of these flowers. I guess it can't be any worse off then seeing only a couple this year but maybe they'll invite their friends next year.
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:05 PM
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And this mystery plant that I can't remember it's name!
It looks like Purple Gayfeather to me. I planted some by seed several years ago...they were gorgeous until the dogs trampled them .

Your flower garden is bright and beautiful, klm. Can't wait to see it next summer filled with hummers and butterflies .
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Old August 24th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I was thinking it might be Blazing Star? I had some years ago, they are pretty.
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I think the hummers are gonna love it, klm!
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Old August 28th, 2010, 04:39 PM
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I think LP & TQ are both correct. I found the card and it says it is a Liatris Blazing Star!

I bought a shepherds hook today. Canadian Tire and Wal-mart have big sales on now with their gardening stuff so the hook was really cheap. I know it's late in the summer but set it up anyway in hopes that I may get a couple stragglers. But, now I have it for next year.

Next year, I would like to get 2 new glass feeders with the red/yellow feeding tubes.

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