You know that saying: "The best camera is the one you have with you." It was definitely true today. My little hummingbird friend showed up today and I happened to have had my cell phone in hand. I quickly clicked the Instagram video button and started shooting. I thought I had missed him but then a split second later, he flew right up to the glass door and started rooting around in the Belamcanda (Blackberry Lily).
Belamcanda is easy to grow. It's in the Iris family and produces star-shaped flowers with six petals. The blooms close at night by twisting. It requires sun to light shade and is hardy to zone 5. I'm going on my third year with these in the same pot. I like them and apparently my hummingbird does too.
Bookshelf: Container Gardening Books