what are the best ways to provide nourishment to my flying friends?
According to WI Master Gardener's website, "The best way to encourage these small birds to remain in a landscape is to grow a diversity of nectar-producing flowers they prefer and have feeders as a supplement especially when blooms are scarce. In addition to having staggered bloom times to have a food source for the entire season, a source of water and trees or tall shrubs for nesting and perching will encourage them to stay. Avoid using pesticides that would indiscriminately kill the small insects these birds feed on. Flowers don’t have to be planted just in the garden, as hummingbirds will readily visit flowers in containers, too." (https://wimastergardener.org/article/hummingbirds-in-the-garden/)
what can I grow in wisconsin to attract hummingbirds?
Michael & Kathi Rock have developed incredibly thorough lists of native and non-native plants that will grow in northern latitudes and attract hummingbirds
Visit us at the nursery and we can help set you up with a collection of plants sure to draw in all of your winged visitors! If we don't have the plant you are looking for, we will find a way to get it for you.