Saturday, June 6, 2015

Columbine and a Hummer

The Columbine that is Native to Minnesota is Aquilegia canadensis.  The five upside down red tubes form the bell shape.  These plants show up at will on the edge of the woods and in the wildflower gardens.

Columbine in bud

Columbine in bud.

Right next door is a bloomer.

Columbine

Red and yellow perfect together colors if you ask me.

Hummingbirds like this plant.

We had one lone Hummer it kept coming into the yard looking for food.  When I had the Oriole feeder up it helped itself to the orange.  Now that the Orioles are gone…I felt sorry for the poor little thing.

One day in the hardware store I saw this little feeder prefilled with hummer juice.  I figured it was worth a try.  I suppose I will have to boil up some sugar water now.

Hummingbird

I will also try for a better photograph!

 

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17 comments:

  1. Pour that red out and make some sugar syrup. Very bad for hummers. Here's a great article that explains why: http://juliezickefoose.blogspot.com/2015/04/red-alert-for-hummingbirds.html

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  2. Aww, it's a cute little thing. We have those same wild columbines in the mountains around here. Very pretty! :-)

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  3. That reminds me that I need to fill up my hummer feeder this morning. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

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  4. We've got wild columbine up at my parents' camp. When I was a little kid, I always thought it looked a bit like a fold-out party decoration. It's so pretty.

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  5. Great photos as usual! I too love red and yellow together and it's 1:4 ratio for the sugar water in case you didn't know but seeing as you know all things botanical and natural.....you probably already knew that! LOL! HAve a great day!

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  6. What a gorgeous Columbine - mine are a boring yellow.

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  7. I wonder if hummers like peonies, too. I always see hummers on the peony side of my hiuse this time of year. Same time, every evening, hovering near a window. Pretty Columbine. I love how airy and delicate they look at the end of their long stems.

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  8. I love Columbines and hummers. So happy that this one loves the feeder. They are fascinating to watch.

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  9. I will have to look for Columbines here. I'm sure we have them.

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  10. I love hummingbirds! We had one in our backyard last weekend that buzzed me as I was taking a photo. I think he wanted to visit the flower I was photographing.

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  11. You're lucky to catch s photo. Ours don't stay still long enough. They sip and dart, sip and dart. Pretty columbine.

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  12. Lovely photos ! I have a few of those little hummer feeders I got them from Wally world as a set with little hangers I put them in my hanging planters and the hummers love them ! Our Oriels and hummer stay till October . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  13. As fast as hummingbirds' wings move, I imagine this is a real challenge to capture with a clear shot!

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  14. I fondly remember those native columbine on the roadsides as we walked to and from the strawberry fields in June in Oregon's Willamette Valley. We have hummers flitting around our flowers every day now.

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  15. Oh - how lovely to see a hummingbird at the feeder! And great shots of the columbines too.

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  16. Great shots Connie. I love your hummer, its different than the ones I have here.

    Linda
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  17. YAY - I've got my feeder out but still no takers, may have to put one of the others out in the back garden now that things are blooming and see if we get any. Jealous!

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