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Old 03-14-2010, 03:45 PM   #31
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I haven't even glanced at this thread for awhile .... didn't want to get jealous. But Babetoo, hanging baskets of "wave" petunias in the dark fuschia color (around here they come in white, purple, pink and a pale fuschia color and some variations) are wonderful for hummingbirds. I hang them on my back porch, where we can see them in our "family room" when watching TV, or, of course we can sit outside and enjoy them. But our local hummingbirds just love them. Here our seasons are shorter than yours, but long 'bout august they get dangly and dry-looking, and I cut them to the dirt, and damned if I don't get more blossoms right beyond our first frost, as long as we have sunny days. And the hummers (ours are ruby-throated variety) just love 'em. I've tried other colors, but the dark fushia really do it for them, especially in the spring.

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #32
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Foxglove is also great for hummingbirds...and a very dramatic flower.

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