I'm not a real gardener (I have mostly perennials that take care of themselves), but have wanted to try growing scarlet runner beans. Their pretty red flowers attract hummingbirds and they are also good as both green beans and dry beans. Staked the vines will grow up to 6 feet long. They're sometimes grown on poles arranged in a teepee and they make a living playhouse for kids. http://www.rareseeds.com/scarlet-runner-bean/
I have realized that hummingbirds are attracted to almost every red flower. Anyways it seems like it! But the scarlet runner bean sounds like an interesting plant, can't say I've ever heard of it though...
just one hint of advice when feeding the birds if you use open feeder or larger seeds (thistle is alright) that fall on the ground you might attract the wrong kind of wildlife. I found out the hard way two years ago when my dog got skunked three times. I removed the feeders but it took awhile before the skunk learned that and stopped visiting. I found thistle is good and it attracts goldfinches which are very pretty. I have put out small bits in a plate during the day and brought in at night and that and cleaned up any spill on the ground and so far no skunks this year.
I think the socks will be fine I have a metal tube type feeder which is the same concept as the tubes small holes and only filled with thistle. Thistle seeds are so small they do not seem to attract skunks the only feeder I have left is my thistle and my suet feeder so far both do not seem to attract skunks. although I have noticed this year that my one dog is always looking for leftovers in the grass underneath the suet feeder so that may have to go this year. That is what seems to attract the skunks the spilled seed but they do not seem to find thistle attractive. And on the plus side thistle attracts goldfinches which are such pretty little birds!
My fuschias had the morning sun and a little afternoon sun. I moved them to a shady spot but they are still losing their blooms! I haven't watered them much this year because we have been getting steady rainfall. I will try to make sure they stay watered now.
I fertilized them when I planted them and I have been thinking I should do it again. They don't bloom so I don't have a reason to deadhead them. They get tiny buds and than they just fall off. I have moved them from a sunny spot to a shady spot and than back to a part sun/shade spot. I will fertilize them today and I really hope that helps!
I had a fuchsia last year and the guy at the nursery where we got it said to fertilize it once a week. We bought the fertilizer they sold there. he also said don't use miracle grow it is too strong for them.
I had my fuchsia on my front porch and it got the late afternoon evening sun filtered through trees and it did awesome. it got morning shade.
Which reminds me I have to fertilize my petunias, I keep forgetting. I have a drip watering system set up for it and it makes it easier for me.
Buds falling off your fuchsia is usually because of under watering or over-watering. If the buds fall off before blooming (even though the foliage looks healthy), that's underwatering. Also check the drainage in the pot. Fuchsias don't like to sit in water. If they are in full sun, move to a cooler area.