Hummingbird feeding on honeysuckle flowers.

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Hummingbird feeding on honeysuckle flowers.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer “Flash of harmless lightning, a mist of rainbow dyes. The burnished sunbeams brightening, from flower to flower he flies.” In this poem, American poet John Banister Tabb describes the beauty of a hummingbird flitting from one garden flower to another. Not only are hummingbirds beautiful, they are also important pollinators. Only the long, thin beaks of hummingbirds and the probiscus of certain butterflies and moths can reach the nectar in certain flowers with deep, narrow tubes. As they sip this hard to reach nectar, they also collect pollen that they take with them to the next flower. Attracting hummingbirds to the garden ensures that narrow tubed flowers can be pollinated. Continue reading to learn how to attract hummingbirds in zone 9. Growing Hummingbird Gardens in Zone 9 Hummingbirds are attracted to the color red. However, this does not mean that they only visit red flowers

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