In the garden: Bee balm in profusion
Yes, the hummingbirds like it; at dusk I see the bee balm shaking, and I know a hummingbird is at the blooms, even if I can't see it; then I give the stand my entire attention, and I'll see the hummingbird moving from flower to blower. It's amazing how they can stabilize themselves in the air, and it's amazing how pushy and aggressive they are. I guess when you burn energy the way they do, there's no time to be nice!
Anyhow, we'll see if I can successfully transplant bee balm to my squash beds tonight, hopefully to attract the sort of beneficial insects who eat squash bugs. I just wish the birds would get them; they do like my garden because they use the straw to build nests. So why can't they do something useful?!