HUMMINGBIRD HABITAT

A good hummingbird garden takes more than just flowers:

  • Provide water for drinking as well as bathing

  • Create both sun and shade areas in your garden as they need a place to rest as well as a place to build nests

 

Hummingbirds must feed 3-5 times per hour.  They will become reliant on your garden for food, but there will be times when there are not enough blooms to support them.  It is a good idea to hang a feeder(s) in your garden.


If hanging more than one, they need to be hung 30 feet apart as hummingbirds are very territorial.

 

Never fill your feeder with anything but sugar-water (a mix of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water).  Do not use food coloring and never use honey!  Honey can develop a fungus which can be fatal to hummingbirds.


Always keep your feeders clean and filled!

 

Hummingbird’s Favorite Flowers:

Annuals

Perennials

Four-O'-Clock
Nasturtium
Impatiens
Nicotiana
Petunia
Cardinal climber
Cleome
Lantana
Salvia
Fuchsia
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Bee balm
Cannas
Butterfly weed
Iris
Cardinal flower
Honeysuckle
Columbine
Trumpet Vine
Coral Bells
Foxglove
Speedwell
Hollyhock
Sage
Penstemon
Lupine
Red Hot Poker
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LOCATION

2008 Lewisburg Pike
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 468-2008

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri:  9am - 4pm

Saturday:  8am - 4pm

Closed Sunday

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