John Bryan
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 09:39:22 PDT
Dear Brook:

Appreciate your reply, I have made note of your comments, many thanks.
Cheers, John E. Bryan

Brook Klehm wrote:
> Here in coastal Northern California, Anna's Hummingbirds are year round
> residents and Allen's Hummingbirds are seasonal visitors.  The Anna's
> are regular visitors, if not residents of my garden.
> As for bulbs (tubers, etc) that attract hummers: I have an orange
> flowered, summer blooming Watsonia that I have lost the name of which
> attracts hummingbirds during its 3-4 weeks of bloom.  The tall Cannas
> in my garden (C. glauca 'Ra' and C. 'Red Stripe') are regularly visted,
> especially at dusk.  I can't say that I've seen hummers visiting my
> Agapanthus inapertus or the Hedychium (which arrived without a name).
> The garden has many plants that attract hummingbirds which are not
> bulbs: Salvia regla is just beginning to bloom; Salvia africana 'Aurea'
> gets visited while in bloom in late winter/early spring;  Aloe nobilis
> is just finishing bloom; some Dykias which arrived un-named from some
> friends seem very attractive to hummers while blooming in July;
> Camellias in winter; Fuchsia regia attracts hummers from summer to
> early winter; then there's that annoying but very pretty weed,
> Impatiens balfouri which gets visits often; Abutilons seem to be
> visited regularly as well.  I know there must be more, but I can't
> think of the other hummingbird attractors just now.
> Brook Klehm
> Cool USDA 9 (but with enough heat to get Cannas and one (un-named)
> Hedychium to bloom.  If I ever figure out the wiki, I would love to
> send in a photo of the Hedychium to see if anyone was familiar with it.
>   Of the four Hedychiums growing in this garden, it is the only one
> which has ever bloomed.  It seems more cool tolerant (less heat
> demanding) but more cold insensitive than the others.)
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