Green hummingbird next to an orange flower

How to attract hummingbirds to your garden

Are you interested in attracting hummingbirds to your garden? If so, you’re in luck.

Hummingbirds are relatively easy to attract, and they can add a touch of whimsy and charm to your outdoor space. In this blog post, we’ll provide some tips on how to make your garden more appealing to these tiny feathered friends.

Plant native flowers

Hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors, so plant flowers in shades of red, orange, and yellow. Native plants are also a good choice because they provide nectar throughout the season, which is especially important during times of drought.

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) at red beebalm.
Hummingbird at beebalm

Some popular native flowers that hummingbirds love include Scarlet Beebalm, Trumpet Creeper, and Cardinal Flower.

Include a water source

Hummingbirds need water for drinking and bathing, so consider adding a birdbath or small fountain to your backyard oasis. You can also provide water by attaching a dripping hose or misters to an outdoor faucet or sprinkler system.

Female Anna's hummingbird enjoying sprinkling water in a garden. Green background.

Install a hummingbird feeder

Store-bought nectar is an easy way to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Just be sure to follow the mixing instructions on the nectar package, as too much sugar can be harmful to these little birds.

Hummingbirds flying and eating from a red feeder.
Hummingbird on feeder

Avoid using pesticides

Pesticides can be toxic to hummingbirds, so it’s best to avoid using them in your garden altogether. Instead, opt for natural pest control methods such as companion planting and encouraging predators like bats and frogs into your yard.


By following these simple tips, you can turn your garden into a hummingbird haven. These little birds are not only fun to watch but they can also help pollinate your plants and control pests in your yard.