|Hummingbird at Our Little Acre|
It's also time to think about what you'll plant in your gardens to attract the hummingbirds. They love red, which is why you see most feeders in that color. But they also know that yellow, pink, purple, and orange flowers have good nectar, too.
Those great people at Botanical Interests have made it easy for you to plant seeds that will grow flowers that attract the hummers. AND, because they are SO great, they're giving one of my lucky readers their Hummingbird Nectar Seed Collection! (A $16.00 value.)
|Hummingbird Nectar Seed Collection|
Included in the Hummingbird Nectar Seed Collection are:
|Spotted Bee Balm from my 2007 garden|
- Agastache Sunset Hyssop
- Bee Balm Dotted Mint
- Cardinal Climber Vine
- Columbine McKana's Giant Blend
- Cypress Vine Funny Valentine Blend
- Ipomopsis Standing Cypress
- Penstemon Firecracker
- Bean Pole Runner Scarlet Emperor
Regarding the hummingbird collection: "This collection consists of varieties that are known to attract hummingbirds. We also use our own experiences to help guide our selections. The process is a group effort, with feedback from our staff experts."
I also asked Shayna which they sell more of - vegetable seeds or flower seeds. She said that though flowers sell well, they sell more vegetable seeds and those continue to gain in popularity. Her personal favorite of all the collections they offer is the Gourmet Greens Collection: "I just love greens! This collection has some really great varieties, and a nice assortment of flavors and textures."
Seed to Saucepan, Creative Inspirations, and In the Garden Virtual Gardening Coach.
It's important to note that all of Botanical Interests' seeds are untreated and they don't sell any GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
|Cypress Vine, 2010|
Thanks to Shayna and Botanical Interests for this wonderful jump start to the gardening season!