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Why People Hang Red Ribbon in Their Garden

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When it comes to decorating a garden, many turn to cute stone statues and water features. However, you might have noticed gardens with red ribbons hanging from bushes and trees. Turns out, these aren’t just for aesthetics.

Red ribbon is used to attract hummingbirds, as it matches the flowers they usually feed on. This is also why you see so many red feeders in the lawn and garden section. If you already have a feeder, some red ribbon could be the extra step that’ll draw more adorable hummingbirds to your yard.

SEWANTA Hummingbird Feeder

A feeder will keep those hummingbirds coming back.

All you need to do is wrap a red (or bright orange) ribbon around your tree branches, hang them from bushes, or add them to porch and deck railings.

While that ribbon will help attract the winged creature, there are several other ways to draw them in as well. Of course, a feeder with sugar water will give them a space to eat. You can also plant bright flowers as another method since hummingbirds are actually pollinators.

If you want more hummingbirds in your garden, a bit of red or orange ribbon is a simple and easy DIY project. While you’re working on drawing in hummingbirds, don’t forget about the butterflies.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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