I have learned that if I plant my pots with the right plants, my patio will be full of those happy little guys zipping through everything...Sometimes right between us while were eating dinner.
Of course by now you know my favorite time to enjoy them..... is with that morning cup of "Java" when the sun has just begun to flood the patio...Ahhh Heaven!!
So by now you are probably wondering what does she plant in those "Patio Pots"?
Well.....My #1 chose is any variety of Salvia this plant seems to be... by far the favorite of my "Hummers"!
Salvia comes in colors from coral to pink to blue....My faves are always the blue variety's...but I do love the white and pink of "Hot Lips" and often plant that one in my garden beds too!As for the Hummingbirds...They don't seem to care what color...They are always drawn to Salvia!
|Ecremocarpus..."Chillean Glory Vine"|
I have planted many different vines threw the years and the "Chilean Glory Vine" is equally loved by both the hummingbirds and myself...Even the seed pods are fantastic!!
Although I don't have it in pots I need to mention that Crocosmia is also a favorite...I have it planted carelessly in the garden under the fire pit, where I can see it from my kitchen window and by August it is a major attraction for the little birds!
|Fushia and a summer annual|
We (the Hummingbirds and I) also adore the Hardy Fuchsia...I have varieties planted throughout my garden and in my patio pots.
|Hardy fushia "Auroa"|
The one above has survived in my large pot for 4 or 5 years now...There's no longer room for any other plants although I did manage to squeeze a little Chilean vine in just for the interest.. :)
|Orange Black Eyed Susan Vine, Salvia|