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Probably Blue Hawaii taro/elephant ear, or cannas.
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This would be like asking "who's your favorite child?" I mean, every one has their day!
 
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Water Iris, Dwarf King Tut, Water Lilies, Arrowhead plant, and Elephant Ears…… I put these in order of ease of maintenance during the summer . The first two no problem….. the last three are a “PIA” …. They will take a pond over if you let them….. but worth the effort, big koi no Nitrates…. LoL
 
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In my pond itself it would be the waterlilies, because a pond doesn't feel right without them. but as far as wetland plants in general, my absolutely favorite is the Cardinal flower I have in my bog. Such a hummingbird magnet!

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i went crazy planting 5 cardinals this year and have only seen one hummingbird . the bird count is very low around here it's like covid effected them as well
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet
If you build it they will come… They have great GPS. Once they fine you they will visit often!
 
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Love watching those little buggers. They almost defy gravity. They make for a great challange trying to get a pic of the with the wings stoped And clear and crisp
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet

7 cardinal plants.. i am clearly behind. I have 2 red, 1 pink and 2 purple cardinalis. I guess i need more to get more cardinalis. I have not seen one all year. I even have an obedient plant and a big hibiscus.
 
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Love watching those little buggers. They almost defy gravity. They make for a great challange trying to get a pic of the with the wings stoped And clear and crisp
Yup! All conditions & lighting must be just right, and then you still (at least in my case! lol) have to throw in a whole lotta dumb luck, but when it all comes together, it's pretty amazing!
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Yuppies that's them. Did you use a tripod. That and a remote trigger help so much with them
 
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Yuppies that's them. Did you use a tripod. That and a remote trigger help so much with them
No, I just sit on our swinging bench that's about 12' from where the honeysuckle vine is growing & wait for them to show up. It doesn't usually take too long before I have some photo ops, but it's only during certain times of day (and it has to be blazing sunshine) that the lighting is really conducive to nice pictures. It's always good entertainment, though!
 
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Your breaking all the rules ( I love it ) trying to capture probably the fastest moving creature on the planet while on a swinging bench. Yup that's a challange alright
 
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