BASICS: This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
The sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
A very good native (or near-native - only cultivars seem to be available) perennial and fairly deer-resistant hummingbird-friendly plant is Monarda didyma, or Bee Balm. Here's a clip of one of our young hummers feeding at this plant. I also have quite a bit of Monarda fistulosa ("wild bergamot") but this gets almost no attention - though it's much easier to grow in my dry and sandy soil.