What to Plant:
Native Plants for Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are one of the most delightful birds to show in the Spring, bringing with them the promise of full summer days ahead. When we think about planting a garden to encourage hummingbirds, our first thought goes to nectar production and flower shape. What most people don’t think about is that hummingbirds obtain most of their energy from eating insects, especially the small flying ones. The plants on this list do tend toward the direct support needs of these wonderful birds, but also included are ones that support the insects as well.