This morning I witnessed two hummingbirds fighting over the new blooms on the Bottlebrush bush. The purpose of planting this bush was to lure them in. Nice when you plan things for your garden and they actually work out. There has been an increase in the number of hummingbirds this year in my garden. I've never seen Ruby-Throated hummingbirds so early on in the season before migration. Not sure if the hot weather in the plains states has anything to do with it. It could be the increased number of hummingbird plants I've included in my garden this year. As much as I love pink and blue blooms, I try to include lots of red blooms for the hummers. In addition to the plants above, I've also seen them feeding on my Black and Blue sage/salvia.
They also love the Coral Vine I planted, along with the bees.
Are there any plants the hummingbirds tend to favor in your garden?
For more information on attracting hummingbirds to your garden, please check out Hill Country Mysteries post on creating a hummingbird hotspot.