If you want to attract hummers and butterflies, remember that they share my love of red.
Plant both perennials and annuals that are long-blooming. But typically in most regions they will last only a year.
However I have morning glories that self-seed. It is best to plant a variety of colors, including purple, which also attracts them.
Purple and red will attract them right into your garden space.
Every year I wait for the butterflies. Usually I am only lucky enough to see a few, and I run for my camera. They get so mesmerized by the blooms that I’m often able to get a few snap shots of them. And that makes my day!
I am thrilled to say that the birds have finally found my bird feeder. However, I have only seen sparrows so far. They certainly are not considered the royalty of birds. Nor do they have gorgeous feathers.
But then, I told myself as I gazed out the window waiting for a cardinal or a robin or a mockingbird, everyone has to eat.