How do I make a garden especially for butterflies and hummingbirds? ?
I am pretty much home-bound now due to an unfortunate back issue, and most of my day is spent looking outdoors at the wooded area around our house. I would love to have a flower garden where butterflies and hummingbirds gather nectar. How wonderful to watch them each day! I live in southeast Texas, and I have an area that is well-drained with good soil. What flowers should I plant that will do well here, and how will I manage to water them on very hot days without having to stand with the garden hose for a long time? We have tried soaker hoses, but they just don't seem to do a good job. I will have to hire someone to plant the flowers, but I want perennials that are long blooming, and maybe some annuals that will be prolific bloomers. How can I accomplish this on a retirement-pension budget?