Hummingbirds

Kniphofia Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds & Butterflies

by Polly Garden Recipes

Kniphofia never disappoints me. The flaming colors of its splendid torch-like blooms blazes out across the garden all through the heat of summer. In addition to its fun name, kniphofia is also known as ‘red hot poker’ or torch lilies. With grass-like evergreen foliage, this plant’s flower stems grow anywhere from 24 inches to over 6 […]

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It’s A Season Of Marigolds. Marigold’s Secret Mission

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

Marigolds truly live up to their name – a sea of molten gold flowers that have many more uses besides being beautiful in your garden. They are made for summer. To meet the demands of their native lands–chiefly Mexico and Central America–members of the marigold family  had to flourish in hot sun as well as […]

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Hummingbirds: Crazy About Them

by Polly Need To Garden & Eat Organically

Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird teaches us to transcend time: to recognize that what has happened in the past, and what might happen in the future, is not nearly as important as what we […]

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Enjoy Hummingbirds – Garden Jewels!

by Polly Need To Garden & Eat Organically

Hummingbirds are garden jewels, as beautiful as they are valuable. Each weighing less than a nickel. Hummingbirds play an important role in the garden as pollinators and insect predators. And,

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