Date: 11/10/21 8:27 am From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter
I have done a lot of planting for hummingbirds in my yard in Pacific County. About 1/2 acre is above the highest king tide, and usable for hummingbird plants. I have multiple Annas all year, without always having a feeder set up. The Rufous come through in quite large numbers.
My plants include:
1. Several patches of Crocosmia Lucifer. Its blooms in time to attract large numbers of young Rufous on their southward migration.
2. 2 Hardy bottlebrush.
3. Strawberry bush (arbutus. It is a large one, but for people with a small area a there is a compact form.
4. Two varieties of gravilea. They bloom intermitantly year around, even in the middle of winter. They are both now quite large, and hummers love them.
5. A Black Sally Eucalyptus. (blooms on fall)
6. Red Trumpet and Japanese Honeysuckle.
7. A Madrona Tree, which is only recently big enough. to bloom.
8. A Chilean Flame Tree. It is now only about 6 feet tall, but bloomed for the first time last spring. The long red tublar flowers occurin May.
9. A few native Salmon Berries attract spring Rufous Hummers.
> On Nov 9, 2021, at 8:10 PM, Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
> My wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.
> A friend called us to say: “On TV: “Evening, King TV, channel 5 or 105, 7:30-8:00 PM” Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter this evening.
> We caught the last few minutes of his segment that just now ended.
> It is likely to be on the “Evening”
> Website, but I do not have the link.
> If someone finds the link, Please post to Tweeters-I believe it will be found to be interesting and useful.
> Dan Reiff
> Mercer Island
> Sent from my iPhone
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