Slide Show: Low-Emissions Hummers
This hardy Fuchsia speciosa is flocked with hummers all summer
Hummingbird magnet plant: flowering maple (Abutilon ‘Louis Sasson’)
Mint hyssop (Agastache ‘Apricot Sunrise’)
Fuchsia magellanica (also known as "ladies’ eardrops") with a hot pink Salvia greggii in foreground.
Hot pink Cape fuchsia. This isn’t really a fuchsia but a lookalike plant hailing from South Africa. Hummers love it.
We all love hummingbirds! These adroit creatures are a marvel to watch; their masterful hover and dive displays, the way they finesse the nectar from tubular flowers, and their penchant for dive-bombing people wearing red outfits is truly endearing. In our area, the two main species are the rufous hummingbird (migratory) and Anna’s hummingbird (year-round resident). Observing these tiny, acrobatic creatures at a hummingbird feeder is a joy. But hummingbirds cannot live on suga...