Hummingbird Garden Plans

Making hummingbird garden plans is easy, fun and rewarding for any gardener and hummingbird lover!

How to Make a Hummingbird Garden Design

The best way to start hummingbird garden plans is with a simple drawing of your garden.

If you are creating a garden to attract hummingbirds then special planning can be included.

Our Hummingbird Garden Plan

There are unique considerations to add that have worked like a charm for us.

  • Narrow gardens are better. (Let's remember that we are taking into account the needs of hummingbirds. In this case, it is easier for them to access the garden from either side.)

  • Curving flower beds work also. (These allow approach from all sides. When you observe your hummingbirds after your flowers have bloomed, you will understand the reason. The hummingbirds are usually fighting for territory. It is much better for them to be able to zip down into the garden quickly before the competitor gets a chance to take over.)
Our Curved Hummingbird Flower Garden Design
  • Clusters of colorful blooms. (Hummingbirds have excellent eyesight. We want them to be able to spot the flowers easily. Hummingbirds can see clusters of plants easier than one flower.)

  • Layering blooms:
  • Tallest plants in back or in the center if it is accessible around the circumference of the garden. An example: Phlox
  • Middle size plants in the middle. An example: Bee Balm
  • Small plants in the front. An example: Salvia Sage

These hummingbird garden plans will create a much more attractive garden for you to appreciate as well. It enables these tiny, speedy birds numerous opportunities to find these blooms, more flowers to linger at, and more chances for you to watch them.

Jim and I enjoy sitting in front of our hummingbird garden with feeders hung in the center to watch our little friends. We chose decorative feeders as yard art to complement the beauty of the flower garden. The hummingbirds are especially busy in the evening zipping from flower to feeder and guarding territory from each other by perching on a nearby tree branch. They are a joy to witness.

Here is a video of a young lady dancing for the camera at one of our feeders in our hummingbird garden.

It is helpful to choose flowers for hummingbirds that grow best in your region or planting zone.

Here is a link to a list of planting zones that will suggest flowers for your zone.

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  • Choose flowers that bloom at different times (giving the birds a source of nectar throughout the season).
  • Think habitat. Try to create both sun and shade by providing trees as well as open areas. (They can perch in the shade between feedings. This is good because hummingbirds digest food while perching. With the fast metabolism of the birds, they need to perch between each feeding).
  • Position your garden where you can easily see it (to watch your hummingbirds).
Our Hummingbird Perennial Garden

With hummingbird garden plans like these, you can have an enviable garden to show friends and family. You will feel rewarded, enjoy the beauty and your hummingbirds will have a bountiful supply of nectar.

Enjoy!



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