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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Got a Sheperds-hook for the Hummers..

We bought one today and for now,I have a Fuchia(sp?)hanging on it,don't know if Hmmers like them,if not I'll get som Impatients.
Here's a couple of pics.
I bought the small feeders,because my big one was always full of bees.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 05:33 PM
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Oh, wow, that's a beautiful shepherd's hook, chico!!! Lovely fuchsia, too! Hummingbirds are drawn to the color and I've seen them sipping from fuchsia, so it should work fine.

Remember to change your nectar frequently--as it gets hotter, it won't last more than a day or two before getting cloudy with bacteria. If they show up and your nectar is fermenting, they likely won't come back...

I love that little bird on the one arm.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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They probably need a bit of time to get used to the new hanger. Ours have no problem with our shepherd's hook. To increase it's attractiveness the OH has attached bright pink flagging tape which seems to help catch their attention.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Hazel,it was a Wal-Mart special,only $15.
I do change it about every 3 days,it makes sense that it would go bad in the heat.

Longblades,I suppose anything bright red would work,we'll see,I have only seen one Hummer here,but I could have missed them,they are so tiny.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Even a shiny red Christmas ball ornament will attract them.

$15!! I'm going to have to check at our Wal*Mart next time I go into town...
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Beautiful Fuchsia Chico and it makes the cut for Nectar-rich flowers for hummingbirds!

I found this list and saved it in my favorites.

Nectar-rich Flowers for Hummingbirds

Perennials

Columbine (Aquilegia sp.)
Coral Bells (Heuchera sp)
Catchfly (Silene sp.)
Bee Balm (Monarda sp.)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Scarlet Bugler (Penstemon sp.)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia sp.)
Trumpet, or Coral Honeysuckle Vine (Lonicera sp.)
Iris (Iris sp.)

Annuals

Salvia -many kinds-(Salvia sp.)
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana sp. red)
Lantana sp.
Verbena sp.
Cleome sp.
Snapdragon sp
Zinnea sp.
Dianthus sp.
Wishbone Flower (Torenia sp.)
Fuscia Flower (Fiscia magellanica)
Million Bells (Calibrachoa sp.)
Petunia (Petunia sp.)
Geranium (Pelargonium sp.)
Pansy

Hope they come to your feeding ground Chico2. I know I would.
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