Why attract hummingbirds to your yard? Not only are they fun to watch, they’re also beneficial in pollinating flowers in your garden. As they feed, they rub their forehead against the stamens and pistils and collect pollen before moving from flower to flower. Hummingbirds also love to eat many garden pests like aphids, gnats and mosquitos!
Fort Collins Nursery has a great selection of hummingbird feeders to help lure these quick and colorful creatures into your yard. The feeders are easy to use and clean and provide the hummingbirds with much needed nourishment for a busy day of darting around. We have custom blown glass, dish, vintage styles, hand-held, hanging and stake-mounted feeders. We carry ready-to-use nectar bottles and nectar concentrate or make your own with 4 parts water to one part white granulated sugar.
In addition to feeders, we have dozens of perennial and annual flowers that are great for attracting hummingbirds such as hyssop, penstemon, foxgloves, bee balm, lilies, snapdragons and petunias. We also carry a wildflower seed mix that is blended with varieties especially apt for attracting hummingbirds.
Originally published on June 1st, 2017.