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|I'm with you, Ella. Of all the migratory critters we have here, I miss the hummingbirds the most.
You might try hugelkultur beds in your flood-prone areas. Every time you have storm cleanup in your neighborhood stack whatever debris you move. As it's available top that with garden debris, and then a layer of sand, soil, compost, manure, or what-have-you and plant on top and down the sides.
I built mine (mostly) of stacked logs, limb debris, garden debris and horse stall gleanings. They grow fabulous plants, they're at or above normal flood-lines, and it would be hard for them to wash away. Best of all -they incorporate materials that already need a use (someone has to pick them up anyway) and they're usually free.
Here's three of my newest hugel beds. The one in front is right outside my west windows; on the left will be mostly spring-flowering bulbs, and the furthest one is mostly mums and daylilies right now, but has an ever-expanding rock garden on its far side.
[Brenda, those are your Camelot foxgloves, there on the right edge of the image. Thank you! They'll be my first.]
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