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Melinda's Garden: Attracting Hummingbirds to the Garden


MADISON (WKOW) -- Bring in the hummingbirds and brighten your landscape with colorful plants.

Melinda Myers said hedges of weigela provide shelter for birds and the funnelform flowers are filled with nectar for both hummingbirds and butterflies to enjoy.

Myers says a honeysuckle vine can climb on a trellis and surround a rustic birdhouse. The season long flowers of this honeysuckle will help attract hummingbirds to the yard.

The versatile daylily provides colorful blooms and nectar for the hummingbirds in both sun and shade.

Bee balm adds color to the summer garden with its flowers and hummingbird appeal. Myers says to look for powdery mildew resistant varieties or plant them amongst other tall plants to hide any discolored foliage that may occur.

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