New: Here are upcoming hummingbird gardening presentations:

March 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm: Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. This will be a special presentation in which we share the stage with videographers Christina Ciano and Jeff Buss. They will be showing their award-winning film, "A Place in the Garden"

Our thanks to everyone who attended the 2018 Garden tours. A special thanks to Mickey O'Connor and her banding crew for banding hummingbirds in our yard, and thanks to Larry and Emily Scheuneman for presenting their outstanding photos of hummingbirds in their yard. Also, a thank you to Bob Ross at Wild Birds Unlimited for donating items for the door prize drawings.

Gallery of hummingbird flowers

Below is a video of a hummingbird being banded during the September 14, 2016 garden tour:

Welcome to our web site of hummingbird gardening. We have been into this for 19 years and have learned from books, experts around the country and our own trial and error. Above are links to our Gallery of Hummingbird Flowers (with a hummingbird at each flower) and our newsletter, The Nectar News (previously, the Dane County Nectar News). The nectar news is no longer mailed as hard copies. Periodic updates are sent by email and available on our blog. If you wish to join our email distribution list (we never share your email address with anyone else), please send an email to Kathi at her address listed at the bottom of this page.

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Michael and Kathi Rock

Madison, WI

web page updated March 9, 2019