at LONG last in the garden. LoOooong last. (Did I emphasize that enough??!!) In fact, I'd waited so long to no avail, I'd pretty much given up. I pulled all the feeders last weekend ~ whining the entire time about how they'd bypassed our garden this year.
Thank goodness no feeders are required ~ a container of 'Black & Blue' Salvia will do just as well. It's one of the hottest hummingbird magnets around:
Oh, I bet you'd like some proof???
No worries, I anticipated your skepticism and covered it:
Convinced?? I thought so.
For me, the summer is now officially complete ~ it always ends with hummingbirds. I had a dreadful feeling this one was going to be different. Salvaged in the nick of time....
How sweet it is.
Backtrack to the first photo tho ~ did you happen to notice the vintage clippers?? I scored those in one of my previously mentioned flea market runs. Don't they look just awesome next to Hopflower Oregano (Origanum libanoticum):
Like they were made to perch there....
Wishing everyone a restful & relaxing Labor Day weekend. The purpose of the holiday is fitting for all the hard working gardeners in the world too! :-)