Often my hummingbirds visit before the flowers are out in bloom. Sometimes they need a little extra help remembering where the feeders are. I use the silk and plastic Poinsettia flowers from my outside Christmas decor to help them spot the feeders. I either fasten the flowers to the pole that the feeder is on or I weave them to the wire fence nearby. The extra bright colors draw the little hummers in to a fresh and tasty snack.
By the time the hummers have been here all summer, the flowers have faded a little so I purchase one or two new Poinsettias to add to the Christmas decor the next winter. Usually I buy these at the local dollar store. I have had several comments of the "varied coloring" of my special Poinsettia decorations! It usually takes four or five years before I actually have to throw any of the Poinsettias away.
By Dawn from Ann Arbor, MI
I tie some red bows to the feeder and that draws them, too.
That is so funny: My husband and I have been at my father in law's for a month. It is harder for him to get around at 80.
Anyway, he had one of the wire block things that seed cakes go in. I did the same thing. I bought a seed cake for it and put small artificial red poinsettias on the wire.
My father in law said what is that red that is hanging out there. I told him what it was and sure enough the birds came for a visit. Great minds think alike!
Happy Bird Watching!
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