|Bee Balm, June 15th, 2012|
|Bee Balm, June 16th, 2012|
The red color of the bee balm is a strong lure for hummingbirds. We have it growing right next to our porch so I often see the hummingbirds from my side of the kitchen table. One young male in particular will actually perch in the wild cherry near the porch, to use that vantage point to attack and scare away any other hummers that come into his territory. So although bee balm is a member of the mint family and spreads like wild fire, I know two other spots that will have transplants next year.
|Cherry Tree perch for little male hummingbird|