Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators

Book - 2015
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Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy.

Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy?

Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. That's where Pollinator Friendly Gardening comes in. It identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as some more unlikely candidates such as ants, wasps, and beetles. It then explains the intriguing synergy between plants and pollinators. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators.

Plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it a fun and easy book to read too.

Baker & Taylor
Explains how to create a garden that attracts pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780760349137
Branch Call Number: 638.5789 Hay
Characteristics: 175 pages : colour illustrations


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Sep 15, 2016

Informative and useful with lots of great ideas to put into practice. Loved the plant lists too.

Jun 26, 2016

This is guaranteed to provoke good pollinator-supporting action. Hayes writes with enthusiasm, using a mixture of science and plain language, and provides practical information regarding food, shelter, and habitat for pollinators. In a nonjudgmental way she calls for actions both modest and significant to motivate all gardeners. I will use this book as a reference.

PimaLib_SeedLibrary Jan 29, 2016

Informative book with chapters on enhancing habitats, creating nesting sites, and providing water for pollinators in your garden. Includes lovely photos, plant lists and Q & A sessions with expert gardeners. One note of caution: the text is rather small. Have your reading glasses close to hand.

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