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Seeds and Things Columbine Eastern Red 50+ Seeds Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Aquilegia canadensis, or Columbine, is a well-known and popular perennial that is very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. The foliage is lacey looking and bluish green in color. This variety, Eastern Red, is native to the United States, and it has bell-shaped flowers of red with a yellow corolla. The bloom season is late spring through the first of summer, and after the blooms are spent, cut the plant back, and the foliage still adds an attractive ground cover. These perennials add beauty to meadows, woodlands, and look wonderful in natural settings. Columbines prefer full sun to partial shade and rich well-drained soil. They are hardy plants, and they are usually resistant to deer. Start the seeds directly outside in a sunny location in early spring. The cold temperatures help to break the dormancy of the seed. Use 3 – 4 seeds per plant and space them about 16 inches apart, press the seed into soil but do not cover it and keep the seed moist. Once temperatures warm, around 68F, germination is usually within 28 days. In areas with a late spring, the seed can be started indoors 6 – 8 weeks before the last frost is expected and transplanted outside when frost danger has passed. Columbines readily reseed themselves.

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  • Features: Attracts hummingbirds, and butterflies. Deer resistant
  • Grows from Canada south to northern Florida Height: 32 inches
  • This is a relatively low maintenance perennial

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Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies: How to Plant a Backyard Habitat to Attract Hummingbirds and Other Winged Wildlife (Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guides)

Nature’s colorful creatures will flock to the yard when you follow the guidelines set forth in this book. Attractive flowers and natural plantings will attract birds and butterflies throughout the season.

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Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies: How to Plant a Backyard Habitat to Attract Hummingbirds and Other Winged Wildlife (Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guides)

Nature’s colorful creatures will flock to the yard when you follow the guidelines set forth in this book. Attractive flowers and natural plantings will attract birds and butterflies throughout the season.

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Easy Potting Plants that Attract; Butterflies and Hummingbirds (Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds: Potting Plants Made Easy)

Attract butterflies and hummingbirds the affordable and easy way. I share with you the plants that have successfully worked for me, it took me several years to figure it out, but I finally did. The best part is most of the flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds are $3.95 and less at your local Depot or Walmart. I’ll also share the cheap soil the plants thrive in.
Included are the best locations to plant your flowers, and/or keep your pots, when to water, how to save the seeds, pinching the flower to keep your annuals coming back, deadheading, best flower combinations hummers and butterflies love, gardening language, and more.
Also, included is the nectar recipe hummers love, the cost effective and easy way to make your own domes to protect your feeders that hummers’ appreciate.
It did take me a while to figure out what finally worked for me and now I want to share it with, by taking all the hassle away from you. I also want to note that all the pictures in my book are the actual pictures in my hummingbird and butterfly garden. Thank you and have fun attracting nature’s beauty.

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Columbine McKana’s Giant Mix – Aquilegia hybrida – FLOWER SEED Seeds – PREFERS PARTIAL SHADES – Attracts Hummingbirds And Butterflies – Zone 3-10 (00200 Seeds – Pkt)

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Perennial Hybrid. Colorful perennial with long spurred flowers. This woodland species prefers rich soil and partial shade. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast. When plants reach 4″, thin to 12″ – 18″ apart. Keep the seeds cool and moist for 3-4 weeks to dramatically improve germination rates. Blooms second spring from seed.

Flowers: Multi-colored flowers. Blooms in summer

Attracts: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

Soil: Prefers rich, moist soil

Native: Europe

USDA Zone: 3-10

Planting Depth: 1/8″

Days to Germinate: 21-28 Days

Height At Maturity: 2′-3′

Sun/Shade Requirements: Shade

Water Needs: Moderate Water

Description
‘McKana Giant’ is an extra large flowered Columbine available in a wide assortment of colors. The flowers either face outwards or are nodding. Once the perennial begins blooming flowers can be expected for 4 to 6 weeks. Removing spent flowers helps to encourage new flower growth. McKana Giants large blossoms are good for cutting, but they only last a few days once removed from the plant.

How to grow
Columbines are perfect for the middle of a sunny, moisture retentive border. They attract butterflies and bees. Columbine is also a great choice for rock gardens, naturalizing and they make beautiful accent in a bouquet of cut flowers or arrangements.

Note: Columbine seed needs to be chilled for 3 to 4 weeks before it will germinate. Place the entire seed package in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks… then sow as usual.

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Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Backyard reveals the secrets for creating irresistible gardens and a welcoming landscape, which will lure these amazing creatures up close and personal for your enjoyment and wonder!

The book includes a field guide to the 16 hummingbird species found in North America and 75 of the most popular butterfly species, along with Roths entertaining and insightful guide to butterfly and hummingbird behavior.

  • Learn The Screts!
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Gardens for Birds, Hummingbirds, & Butterflies (Black & Decker Outdoor Home Series)

The spectacular color and motion of hummingbirds, songbirds, and butterflies adds a breathtaking dimension to any garden. This book will show readers how to design and maintain a landscape that will attract these “moving flowers” to the yard. Unlike similar books, which are mostly just catalogs of bird and butterfly species, this new entry to the Black & Decker Outdoor Home series focuses on designing, planting, and caring for a landscape that will attract and sustain birds and butterflies. Also unique are the more than two dozen building projects, such as a post-mounted bird house, that will stimulate retail sales of lumber and other building materials.

Gardens for Birds, Hummingbirds & Butterflies includes identification photos of dozens of species of common birds and butterflies, and the plant encyclopedia includes 60 plants that are guaranteed to attract birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It also lists trees and grasses attractive to birds and butterflies as sources of nectar, seeds, fruits, and shelter. Features USDA Plant Hardiness Zone maps for all of North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It also contains a table of

common U.S. and metric system measurements, although U.S. measurements are used throughout the book.

  • This great references includes dozens of step-by-step projects in addition to information on planning and caring for your garden.

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    Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard: Watch Your Garden Come Alive With Beauty on the Wing (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)

    Roll out the welcome mat for butterfles and hummingbirds. Attracting Butterfles and Hummingbirds to Your Backyard reveals the secrets for creating irresistible gardens and a welcoming landscape, which will lure these amazing creatures up close and personal for your enjoyment and wonder. Author Sally Roth knows the best plants, feeders, and water features that appeal to butterflies and hummingbirds, plus she offers an entertaining and insightful guide to butterfly and hummingbird behavior.

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    Hummingbirds and Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides/Bird Watcher’s Digest Backyard Bird Guides)

    Hummingbirds and butterflies are some of the most beautiful visitors to a backyard, but they can also be some of the most elusive. This second collaboration between the Peterson Field Guide series and Bird Watcher’s Digest includes tips on how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to backyards—and how to identify them once they’ve arrived. Bill Thompson III and Connie Toops have decades of firsthand experience and have written the book in a fun, lighthearted style, providing both amateur and veteran nature watchers with need-to-know information, including where hummingbirds and butterflies live, what they eat, and the best garden plants to attract them. The species profiles of the 15 most common hummingbirds and 40 most common butterflies serve as a field guide, showing ranges, identifying marks, and preferred habitats. Full-color photographs and detailed drawings make attracting, identifying, and feeding these colorful creatures a snap.

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    Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Backyard : Watch Your Garden Come Alive With Beauty on the Wing

    In her newest book for Rodale, the irrepressible Sally Roth zeroes in on one of North America’s best-loved backyard birds-the hummingbird-and on the beautiful, delicate insects that are all the rage among nature enthusiasts-butterflies.

    Becoming a dual hummingbird/butterfly watcher couldn’t be more natural for backyard gardeners and nature lovers because both of these types of winged creatures are attracted to beautiful nectar flowers. Sally Roth is a passionate gardener, and she shares all her best recommendations on the perfect flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. She has even included her original garden designs especially appealing to hummingbirds and butterflies, including an herb garden for butterflies, a red-hot garden for hummingbirds, and a $10 garden for butterflies (you can plant it for less than $10). And, of course, all of Sally’s advice is all-organic!

    There’s lots more you can do to attract and preserve butterflies and hummingbirds besides plant flowers, so Sally shares plenty of great tips and techniques for:

    * Using and maintaining nectar feeders
    * Setting up hummingbird misters and making butterfly mud puddles
    * Attracting a wider range of butterflies by offering special foods other than nectar
    * Providing nesting sites and nest materials for hummingbirds
    * Understanding and observing butterfly life cycles
    * Choosing and using equipment for watching and photographing butterflies and hummingbirds

    Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Backyard includes Sally’s unique field guide to identifying hummingbirds and butterflies. No stuffy scientific lingo here. Sally’s writing is light and entertaining throughout her descriptions of each lovely hummingbird and butterfly, and she tells it as she sees it in describing the sometimes less-than-lovely looks of caterpillars. Sally also lists favorite nectar flowers for each type of butterfly and hummingbird.This accessible, comprehensive volume will answer any and all questions about the visiting habits of hummingbirds and butterflies. Which flowers attract butterflies? Why do hummingbirds fly toward the color red? What’s the role of water in attracting these revelatory creatures across the garden’s boundary? The book opens with a chapter called “The Basics,” which explains where and when hummingbirds and butterflies tend to emerge and their migration patterns, climate preferences, and life cycles. Later chapters include “Tempting Butterflies with Treats” and “Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden Designs.” It concludes with a series of clear drawings of various species and their identifying characteristics, favored plants, range, and habitat. Writer Sally Roth is a natural guide to this flying world, and although her text contains reams of information, it never seems complicated or overwhelming. Well organized with illuminating sidebars and remarkable close-up photographs–a mother hummer feeding her young in their tiny nest–Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Backyard will help you turn your garden into a destination for these miraculous guests. –Emily White

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