In spring 2023, horticulture staff replanted an area of the Children’s Discovery Garden along the Hummingbird Walk with plants that they’ve seen to be some of the favorites that hummingbirds visit. The area was designed and planted as inspiration of what might be done and used in a home garden, with winding step stones that take one into the planting to enjoy and tend to the plants easily. Enjoy this picture guide to help identify the plants in that area (click on pictures to enlarge). Notes about plant growing as a perennial or annual are in relation to our location (USDA Zone 7a)
Be sure to also visit the ramped path that leads to the Tree Fort to look for hummingbirds visiting the Turks cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) with bright red blooms in late summer.
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