A Thriving Hummingbird Garden

I don’t know what it is about gardening, but I can’t help but get excited when I see a big flower bed bursting in bloom. I recently stopped by my local community garden and found that the hummingbird beds were absolutely alive! Of course, I had to grab my camera and take some pictures.

Most of this garden consists of low-maintenance perennials, but there are also a few annuals that are known to attractive hummingbirds.

At the center of the garden was a very large planting of rudbeckia. I’m not entirely certain which variety this is, but thought it was interesting that each petal was more quill-like. This type is also much taller than many of the other rudbeckia species that I’ve seen available in seed catalogues.

The garden also had a very large planting of this deep purple salvia. Each plant was easily over 3ft. tall. I would absolutely love to know which cultivar this is, but unfortunately, there’s no way to contact someone about it. At one time, I could easily count as many as ten hummingbirds jumping about the plants.

What do you think? Have you ever grown a hummingbird garden before? What did you plant? I’d love to hear all about your experiences down in the comment section below. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the blog! I hope that you’re having a great day!

One thought on “A Thriving Hummingbird Garden

  1. The rudbeckia looks like Henry Eilers. I’m growing it for the first time this year. It definitely seems like a good one so far. Would love to know the type of salvia. It looks beautiful.

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