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Forestfarm Garden Ideas - May 15, 2024
forestfarm at- Pacifica Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Ferns, Grasses, Fruit, Bamboo and Palms
 f' Y Vs £ 3 h % " iié‘fi' .“"‘\ % PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS Hummingbirds

Some creatures have roles in ecosystems that are unfillable by any other species. Among these “keystone species” are hummingbirds, which have coevolved with the flowers on which they feed and in turn, spread pollen. Due to their long beaks, straw-like tongues and ability to hover, hummingbirds are able to take advantage of pendulous flowers suspended in the air that other pollinators may not be able to reach. Hummingbirds also fly much greater distances than insect pollinators. The extra distance is of unquestionable importance for the plant's genetic diversity, which enhances the overall health of plant populations.

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Aquilegia formosa 'Nana'
DWARF WESTERN COLUMBINE
Agastache 'Kudos™ Gold'
HUMMINGBIRD MINT
Punica granatum 'Peppy Le Pom™'
DWARF POMEGRANATE
Mahonia nervosa
LONGLEAF OREGON GRAPE
Tecoma 'Chicklet™ Orange'
ESPERANZA
Albizia julibrissin
SILK TREE
Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle™'
TORCH FLOWER
Spiraea japonica Double Play™ 'Candy Corn'
ORANGE-LEAVED SPIREA
Campanula 'Pink Octopus'
BELLFLOWER
Heuchera Little Cuties™ 'Shimmer'
CORAL BELLS
Hummingbirds are considered native to the Americas, however their oldest fossils (30-35 million years) have been found in Europe. It is believed they appeared in South America about 22 million years ago, yet the oldest fossils found in the Americas are no older than 10,000 years. Much mystery revolves around the disappearance of hummingbirds from Europe, and how they landed in the Americas. Some believe that perhaps a change in climate caused them to migrate over the Bering Strait. Another probable theory is that hummingbirds are examples of convergent evolution, in which two species develop similar traits due to similar environments, rather than genetics.
Asclepias tuberosa
BUTTERFLY WEED
Echinacea Cone-fections™ 'Sweet Chili'
DOUBLE-FLOWERED CONEFLOWER
Campsis tagliabuana 'Indian Summer™'
CORAL TRUMPET VINE
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
RED-FLOWERED CURRANT
Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
CHITALPA
Arbutus 'Marina'
STRAWBERRY TREE
Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes'
CARDINAL FLOWER
Weigela 'Wine and Roses™'
CARDINAL SHRUB
Salvia buchananii
SAGE
Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'
SUMMER PHLOX
The chirping noises which we associate with hummingbirds as they seem to compete for nectar sources is not a vocal sound at all. It is actually produced by the male’s tail feathers while trying to impress females. Hummingbirds can fly at such high speeds and spread their tail feathers in such a way that it vibrates similarly to an instrument’s reed.
Pulmonaria 'Shrimps on the Barbie'
PINK LUNGWORT
Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
PURPLE-FLOWERING VERBENA
Hibiscus syriacus 'Azurri Blue Satin®'
ROSE OF SHARON
Crataegus media (laevigata) 'Crimson Cloud'
HAWTHORN
Clematis 'Sparky® Purple'
CLEMATIS
Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden'
LILAC

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Spring is here and our window for ground shipping across the country has opened! However, if you live in a region with freezing temperatures, you can still place an order to reserve your plants and we will ship them when your weather warms up. In this case, please specify at checkout under "Shipping Information" the date in which you would like to receive your plants.

Side Note for PayPal Payments: The pre-authorization for your purchase will expire after 30 days. If you postpone shipment of your order past this 30-day time frame, we will either need to charge your PayPal account prior to shipment of your order or ask that you use a Credit Card form of payment instead (which can be charged at the desired time of shipment).

If you have any questions about shipping or when to plant in your area, give us a call at (541) 846-7269 (8am-4pm PST). 

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Hummingbirds are the only birds that move their wings in the pattern of a figure eight, giving them the ability to fly backward and hover for long periods of time.

 



If humans could hear a hummingbird’s heart beat at 1200 beats per minute, it would be a high pitched hum.

 




With metabolisms so high, hummingbirds cannot afford to eat nectar exclusively. They must also consume protein which they find in spiders and other small insects.
 

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Forestfarm Garden Ideas - May 15, 2024 forestfarm at- Pacifica Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Perennials, Ferns, Grasses, Fruit, Bamboo and Palms f' Y Vs £ 3 h % " iié‘fi' .“"‘\ % PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS Hummingbirds Some creatures have roles in ecosystems that are unfillable by any other species. Among these “keystone species” are hummingbirds, which have coevolved with the flowers on which they feed and in turn, spread pollen. Due to their long beaks, straw-like tongues and ability to hover, hummingbirds are able to take advantage of pendulous flowers suspended in the air that other pollinators may not be able to reach. Hummingbirds also fly much greater distances than insect pollinators. The extra distance is of unquestionable importance for the plant's genetic diversity, which enhances the overall health of plant populations. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO BELOW TO SHOP FOR THAT PLANT ONLINE! Aquilegia formosa 'Nana' DWARF WESTERN COLUMBINE Agastache 'Kudos™ Gold' HUMMINGBIRD MINT Punica granatum 'Peppy Le Pom™' DWARF POMEGRANATE Mahonia nervosa LONGLEAF OREGON GRAPE Tecoma 'Chicklet™ Orange' ESPERANZA Albizia julibrissin SILK TREE Kniphofia 'Redhot Popsicle™' TORCH FLOWER Spiraea japonica Double Play™ 'Candy Corn' ORANGE-LEAVED SPIREA Campanula 'Pink Octopus' BELLFLOWER Heuchera Little Cuties™ 'Shimmer' CORAL BELLS Hummingbirds are considered native to the Americas, however their oldest fossils (30-35 million years) have been found in Europe. It is believed they appeared in South America about 22 million years ago, yet the oldest fossils found in the Americas are no older than 10,000 years. Much mystery revolves around the disappearance of hummingbirds from Europe, and how they landed in the Americas. Some believe that perhaps a change in climate caused them to migrate over the Bering Strait. Another probable theory is that hummingbirds are examples of convergent evolution, in which two species develop similar traits due to similar environments, rather than genetics. Asclepias tuberosa BUTTERFLY WEED Echinacea Cone-fections™ 'Sweet Chili' DOUBLE-FLOWERED CONEFLOWER Campsis tagliabuana 'Indian Summer™' CORAL TRUMPET VINE Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' RED-FLOWERED CURRANT Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' CHITALPA Arbutus 'Marina' STRAWBERRY TREE Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes' CARDINAL FLOWER Weigela 'Wine and Roses™' CARDINAL SHRUB Salvia buchananii SAGE Phlox paniculata 'Nicky' SUMMER PHLOX The chirping noises which we associate with hummingbirds as they seem to compete for nectar sources is not a vocal sound at all. It is actually produced by the male’s tail feathers while trying to impress females. Hummingbirds can fly at such high speeds and spread their tail feathers in such a way that it vibrates similarly to an instrument’s reed. Pulmonaria 'Shrimps on the Barbie' PINK LUNGWORT Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' PURPLE-FLOWERING VERBENA Hibiscus syriacus 'Azurri Blue Satin®' ROSE OF SHARON Crataegus media (laevigata) 'Crimson Cloud' HAWTHORN Clematis 'Sparky® Purple' CLEMATIS Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden' LILAC SHIPPING NEWS Spring is here and our window for ground shipping across the country has opened! However, if you live in a region with freezing temperatures, you can still place an order to reserve your plants and we will ship them when your weather warms up. In this case, please specify at checkout under "Shipping Information" the date in which you would like to receive your plants. Side Note for PayPal Payments: The pre-authorization for your purchase will expire after 30 days. If you postpone shipment of your order past this 30-day time frame, we will either need to charge your PayPal account prior to shipment of your order or ask that you use a Credit Card form of payment instead (which can be charged at the desired time of shipment). If you have any questions about shipping or when to plant in your area, give us a call at (541) 846-7269 (8am-4pm PST).  Forestfarm at Pacifica Aerial photo of Forestfarm Plant Nursery FORESTFARM LOGO CALL US! Forestfarm at Pacifica Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm Pacific 11 am - 7 pm Eastern (541) 846-7269 ABOUT FORESTFARM AT PACIFICA Forestfarm is part of the nonprofit Pacifica. Every plant you buy helps support Pacifica's community programs. Click here to learn more about Pacifica. Hummingbirds are the only birds that move their wings in the pattern of a figure eight, giving them the ability to fly backward and hover for long periods of time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If humans could hear a hummingbird’s heart beat at 1200 beats per minute, it would be a high pitched hum. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With metabolisms so high, hummingbirds cannot afford to eat nectar exclusively. They must also consume protein which they find in spiders and other small insects. IF YOU LIKE PLANTS, YOU'LL LOVE FORESTFARM! Facebook Facebook Instagram Instagram Website Website Email Email Copyright © 2024 ForestFarm, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you renewed your subscription to our mailing list! Our mailing address is: ForestFarm P.O. 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