New. Announcing the dates for the 2021 garden tours:

Sunday, September 12 from 1:00 to 5:30 pm

Friday, September 17 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm

Important update, July 30, 2021: Given the increased cases and new knowledge of the delta variant, we are rethinking the format of the 2021 garden tours. We may use last year's format, namely, of requiring reservations for 1 hour time slots. Please keep monitoring our website and we will make a final decision by the end of August.

We will not be serving food or drink.

Gallery of hummingbird flowers

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

Click this link to watch the video:

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.

If you have comments, please send an email to

Michael and Kathi Rock

Madison, WI

web page updated June 26, 2021