Is there any help out there for planting in Zone 4 for hummingbirds.
I am new to gardening in general, so plant uses are foreign to me. I am looking for Zone 4 hardy perennials, and vines for my garden that will attract hummingbirds. I have one corner that I have planted a Trumpet Vine, the one with the large red flowers. I also have two honeysuckles, Mandarin and John Clayton. Not totally sure when each typically flower, but have heard that the honeysuckle could flower throughout the summer, only less flowers than in the earlier months.
I am looking for another few plants, a couple more vines, maybe that flower at different times as well as a very varieties of perennials that will vary in flowering times. Some plants to work from spring to early fall.
Most of these plant names are new to me, since I have been more used to annuals while living in a townhome. Now with a house and large yard I would like to have some plants that I don't have to replant every year.
Latin and common names would be helpful. Some nurseries here use one and some use the other. Not to mention that you could spend an entire day going from one nursery to another and looking at plant after plant. Just think what it is like if you know very little about these plants. It would be great to walk in and look at specific varieties and get them than wandering aimlessly. Not that I hate the view!!
HELP HELP HELP* :?:?:?:?
These plants would need to work in mostly full sun locations. I would also be interested in a few annuals that I could put in pots or baskets as well.