The 20th Annual Hummingbird Festival at Land Between the Lakes was over the weekend. My husband and I took our grandsons to enjoy the festival (really it was me who wanted to go).
I was so excited to see the hummers.
Since I haven't been able to attract many to my feeders, I was hoping to get a few good pics and pick up some hints or ideas for attracting them to my feeders.
The festival was at the Woodlands Nature Station of Land Between the Lakes. The hummers were flying all around the area and so enjoyable to watch.
We did go inside the station to view a slideshow "Simple Steps to Start A Hummingbird Garden". I did take some notes on my iphone of flowers I could add to my gardens to attract the hummers. The cardinal flower seem to be their most recommended one and it was growing in the viewing area. It blooms July - September and grows in sun or part shade.
Another plant they highly recommended is the Indian Pink. This is not my image, it came from here. It blooms from March to June in my area. The blooms are red even though the plant is named Indian Pink (my grandson questioned this).
I did talk to a lady about my issue of not getting many hummers to visit by feeders and she asked if I was making my own sugar water or buying a commercial one.
I must admit that this year I purchased hummingbird liquid locally.
She thought this was my problem and suggested I make my own.
Tomorrow, I'm cleaning my feeders and making my own sugar water.
I'll post an update on the success of changing my food from purchased to homemade.
Thanks for stopping in for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy
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