Hummingbird Gardening in the Upper Midwest

New: Announcing the dates of the 2017 Garden tours:

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1:00-5:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Our home is located at:

If you have questions about the garden tour, please contact Kathi at the email address listed at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 garden tours. Also, our thanks to Mickey O'Connor and her crew for banding hummingbirds during the September 14, 2016 garden tour. Here is a video of one of the hummingbirds being banded:

Welcome to our web site of hummingbird gardening. We have been into this for 17 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 May 17, 2017