Attracting Hummingbirds to the Garden with DIY Hummingbird Nectar

I mentioned a few days ago on twitter that I was making my own hummingbird nectar. I’ve had a hummingbird feeder that my mother had given me a while back, and this is the first year we are using it in our garden. Actually, we have the feeder hanging right outside the kitchen window so not only can I see the cute birds while cooking or cleaning the kitchen but also when I’m outside hanging out with the kidlets.

So far I’ve only seen one little guy hanging out at the feeder but he is OH SO HAPPY to drink from it. Each time he visit he gives off his happy little chirp while he drinks. But just as quickly as he came, quickly he must go.

I attempted to snag a photo of him today but I was out there too late in the day (I really must try and take a photo earlier in the morning when he’s the most active at the feeder).

For those of you that are curious….I looked up several different hummingbird nectar recipes and they all pretty much said the same thing, but the recipe on explains the do’s and don’ts pretty well.

Do you put out a hummingbird feeder in your garden?

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.


  1. April 14, 2011 / 8:46 pm

    We always keep our Hummingbird feeder out. In fact, it's right outside the kitchen window. I watch the hummingbird's come and drink/feed from it while I'm cooking or washing dishes. And boy, they sure get upset when it's empty. They fly around the tree until we fill it.
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