Hummingbird Gardening in the Upper Midwest
We are moving to a new website address
This current website address will be maintained until June 2014. But, we have a new, easier to remember address that is functional now. You can find this entire website at our new address: http://www.hummingbirdgardening.net. Please be sure to update your bookmarks.
Upcoming Hummingbird Gardening presentations
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, we will be at Navy Pier in Chicago to present our Gardening for Hummingbirds program at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Eastern Screech Owl in our Backyard
Our second favorite birds behind hummingbirds are owls. Here is how we attracted an Eastern Screech Owl (or, we should more correctly say, two eastern screech owls) to our backyard.
We thank Bob and Jan Ross, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited
for their generous donation of numerous items for our door prize drawing for the 2013 Garden Tour. Also, a tremendous thanks to Dave Fiala, store manager for the east side location of The Camera Company for their donation of items for the door prize drawing last year.
Welcome to our web site of hummingbird gardening. We have been into this for
14 years and have learned from books, experts around the country and our own
trial and error. Below are links to our Gallery of Hummingbird Flowers (with a hummingbird
at each flower) and our newsletter, The Hummingbird Nectar News (previously, the
Dane County Nectar News). The hummingbird nectar news is no longer mailed as hard copies.
Periodic updates are sent by email. If you wish to join our email distribution list
(we never share your email address with anyone else), please send an email to Kathi
at her address listed at the bottom of this page.
Thank you to everyone who came to hear our Gardening for Hummingbirds program at the
Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo. If are looking for the handout, Hummingbird Gardening for Northern Gardeners, the link is below.
Please consider becoming members of the
Hummer/Bird Study Group. This is a very worthy organization that is devoted to
the study and preservation of neotropical migrants.
Our friend, Donald Mitchell, in Red Wing, Minnesota has a wonderful blog at
Gardening to attract hummingbirds, nature's glittering fragments of the rainbow
The photo gallery is not a complete listing of hummingbirds seen at different flowers
in our yard.
The gallery of hummingbird flowers was updated in January 2014 to include
Salvia atrocyanea, Salvia amistad, Salvia macrophylla, Russelia, Canna 'Robert Kemp' and Sinnengia sellovii.
All of the pictures in the Gallery of Hummingbird Flowers are from our yard.
- A Gallery of Hummingbird Flowers
- The Nectar News
- Where to obtain hummingbird garden plants?
- The Magic of Hummingbirds: interesting facts and feeder maintenance
- Hummingbird Gardening for Northern Gardeners (revised 2012)
- Hummingbird Gardening for Wisconsin Gardeners Using Native Plants
- A comprehensive list of hummingbird related resources
- Planting directions for Canna indica
- Selasphorus hummingbird in Milwaukee, WI, 2005
- Selasphorus hummingbird in Black Earth, WI, 2005
- Anna's hummingbird in Stoughton, WI, 2007
- Rufous hummingbird in McFarland, WI, 2008
- Rufous hummingbird in Whitewater, WI, 2009
- Baby Hummingbird Adopts Us
- We were honored to present our hummingbird gardening program to the Northwest Illinois
Audubon Society. An article about us was published in the
Freeport Journal Standard
- Our hummingbird garden was featured in the
The Wisconsin State Journal
- We have also written an article about hummingbird gardening for northern gardeners for the
web site Northscaping
- Check out this article about our hummingbird garden in
Midwest Living Magazine.
- Wisconsin Public Television aired an episode of The Wisconsin Gardener on Hummingbird Gardens, and our yard was one of the featured gardens. For those of you who do not live in Wisconsin, the segment featuring our garden is located at
Madison Hummingbird Garden.
If you have comments, please send an email to email@example.com
Michael and Kathi Rock
web page updated March 6, 2014