Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Pollinator Friendly Gardening shows you how to select plants and build habitat to make your garden a place for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to thrive.

Author: Rhonda Fleming Hayes

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760349137

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 536

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.
Categories: Gardening

The Pollinator Victory Garden

The Pollinator Victory Garden

The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals.

Author: Kim Eierman

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631597503

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 589

The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals. Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet. Pollinators include not just bees, but many different types of animals, including insects and mammals. Beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, and wasps can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and the reality is that most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Our residential and commercial landscapes are filled with vast green pollinator deserts, better known as lawns. These monotonous green expanses are ecological wastelands for bees and other pollinators. With The Pollinator Victory Garden, you can give pollinators a fighting chance. Learn how to transition your landscape into a pollinator haven by creating a habitat that includes pollinator nutrition, larval host plants for butterflies and moths, and areas for egg laying, nesting, sheltering, overwintering, resting, and warming. Find a wealth of information to support pollinators while improving the environment around you: • The importance of pollinators and the specific threats to their survival• How to provide food for pollinators using native perennials, trees, and shrubs that bloom in succession• Detailed profiles of the major pollinator types and how to attract and support each one• Tips for creating and growing a Pollinator Victory Garden, including site assessment, planning, and planting goals• Project ideas like pollinator islands, enriched landscape edges, revamped foundation plantings, meadowscapes, and other pollinator-friendly lawn alternatives The time is right for a new gardening movement. Every yard, community garden, rooftop, porch, patio, commercial, and municipal landscape can help to win the war against pollinator decline with The Pollinator Victory Garden.
Categories: Nature

Native Plant Gardening for Birds Bees Butterflies Southeast

Native Plant Gardening for Birds  Bees   Butterflies  Southeast

Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for northern Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Author: Jaret C. Daniels

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781647550370

Category: Gardening

Page: 276

View: 421

Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for northern Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants. The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It’s followed by a “field guide” section to more than 100 native plants that are widely available to utilize, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant types. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and Jaret’s notes. As an added bonus, you’ll make use of blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more! Plus, the invaluable garden plans and projects show you just what to do and can be customized to suit your own specific interests. Plan, plant, and grow your beautiful garden, with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.
Categories: Gardening

Gardening for Bumblebees

Gardening for Bumblebees

In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests.

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473578364

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 967

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators. There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever. Gardening for Bumblebees shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven. In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly. Praise for Dave Goulson 'Dave Goulson... has perfected the art of turning the entomologist's technical expertise into easy-reading everyman's prose' Mark Cocker, Spectator 'Goulson reminds himself that he 'began studying bumblebees not because they are important pollinators but because they are fascinating, because they behave in interesting and mysterious ways, and because they are rather loveable' Hannah Rosefield, Literary Review
Categories: Nature

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies

“No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this will guide you through creating a butterfly-friendly space.” —Mother Earth News Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden!

Author: The Xerces Society

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697612

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 720

“No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this will guide you through creating a butterfly-friendly space.” —Mother Earth News Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. You will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll also learn how to choose the right plants and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.
Categories: Gardening

The Bee Friendly Garden

The Bee Friendly Garden

For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees.

Author: Kate Frey

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607747642

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 439

For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees. In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. No matter how small or large your space, and regardless of whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain. There are many personal benefits of having a bee garden as well! Bee gardens: · contain a gorgeous variety of flowers · bloom continuously throughout the seasons · are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable · develop healthy and fertile soil · attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects · increase the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest · improve the quality, flavor, and size of your produce Illustrated with spectacular full-color photos, The Bee-Friendly Garden debunks myths about bees, explains seasonal flower progression, and provides detailed instructions for nest boxes and water features. From “super blooming” flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid, The Bee-Friendly Garden is an essential tool for every gardener who cares about the planet and wants to make their yard a welcoming habitat for nature’s most productive pollinator.
Categories: Gardening

Native Plant Gardening for Birds Bees Butterflies Southwest

Native Plant Gardening for Birds  Bees   Butterflies  Southwest

Professional nature photographer and botanist George Oxford Miller provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, west Texas, and Utah.

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781647550400

Category: Gardening

Page: 276

View: 890

Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Professional nature photographer and botanist George Oxford Miller provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, west Texas, and Utah. Learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants, including succulents. The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It’s followed by a “field guide” section to more than 100 native plants that are widely available to utilize, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant types. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and George’s notes. As an added bonus, you’ll make use of blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more! Plus, the invaluable garden plans and projects show you just what to do and can be customized to suit your own specific interests. Plan, plant, and grow your beautiful garden, with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.
Categories: Gardening

Letters to a Beekeeper

Letters to a Beekeeper

This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.

Author: Alys Fowler

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783521654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 481

This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards and joys of working with, rather than against, nature. And along the way, you will pick up a wealth of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed. Letters to a Beekeeper is for lazy gardeners, novice beekeepers and everyone in between. It is the best rule-breaking, wildlife-friendly, guerilla, urban gardening, insect-identifying, honey-tasting, wax-dripping, epistolary how-to book you could ever hope to own.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Bee Friendly Garden

The Bee Friendly Garden

The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space.

Author: Doug Purdie

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781952534706

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 268

Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plants - Simple changes anybody can make - Ideas for gardens of all sizes - Natural pest control and companion planting advice
Categories: Gardening

Native Plant Gardening for Birds Bees and Butterflies Upper Midwest

Native Plant Gardening for Birds  Bees  and Butterflies  Upper Midwest

Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Author: Jaret C. Daniels

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781591939429

Category: Gardening

Page:

View: 794

Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. You can learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants. The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It’s followed by a “field guide” section to 109 native plants that are widely available to utilize, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant types. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and Jaret’s notes. As an added bonus, you’ll make use of blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more! Plus, the invaluable garden plans and projects show you just what to do and can be customized to suit your own specific interests. Plan, plant, and grow your own beautiful garden, with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.
Categories: Gardening

The Southeast Native Plant Primer

The Southeast Native Plant Primer

It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Author: Larry Mellichamp

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781643260334

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 519

Bring Your Garden to Life—and Life to Your Garden Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Southeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross make adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 225 recommended native ferns, grasses, wildflowers, perennials, vines, shrubs, and trees. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden. This must-have handbook is for gardeners in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Categories: Gardening

PennState Agriculture

PennState Agriculture

New & View Planting for Pollinators : It's the Bee's knees . . Whether you are a
seasoned gardener or a novice green thumb , you can join the fight to save the
honey bees by planting your own pollinator - friendly garden , according to a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D029613661

Category: Agriculture

Page:

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Categories: Agriculture

Native Plant Gardening for Birds Bees and Butterflies Southern California

Native Plant Gardening for Birds  Bees and Butterflies  Southern California

This guide introduces more than 100 native plants that readers can utilize to benefit birds, bees, and butterflies in Southern California.

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1647551900

Category: Gardening

Page: 276

View: 238

This guide introduces more than 100 native plants that readers can utilize to benefit birds, bees, and butterflies in Southern California.
Categories: Gardening

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.

Author: Nancy Bauer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520267817

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 329

Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.
Categories: Gardening

Victory Gardens for Bees

Victory Gardens for Bees

"This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help.

Author: Lori Weidenhammer

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1771620536

Category: Bees

Page: 226

View: 458

"This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and the continuation of life on this planet. Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of die-off caused by a toxic mixture of environmental stresses, a community-based effort is needed to make gardens, fields and landscapes healthy sanctuaries for bees. Just as citizens banded together to produce Victory Gardens to offset the perilous food shortages of World Wars I and II, now a similarly vital level of collective effort is needed to make our gardens into lifesaving shelters for bees. Planning a bee-friendly space can provide a beautiful and bountiful selection of edible crops, native plants and fragrant ornamentals, as well as herbs that have medicinal properties for both pollinators and people. With the help of ten inspiring garden plans and planting guides, Weidenhammer shows how bee-friendly plants can be used in creative combinations for plots and pots of all sizes, and are easily grown by novices and seasoned gardeners alike. In the spirit of the history-making Victory Gardens, readers will learn how to pack optimum benefits into a limited space for the survival of hive and home, and backyard beekeepers will learn great planting strategies for making sure their honeybees are healthy and have ample food to overwinter. Victory Gardens for Bees is also buzzing with DIY projects that will provide nesting sites and essential supplies for precious pollinators"--
Categories: Bees

Complete Butterfly Gardening

Complete Butterfly Gardening

In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Isaac clifford presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will ...

Author: Isaac Clifford

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798651328468

Category:

Page: 70

View: 909

Butterfly gardening creates habitats that support butterflies, connecting us with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world and bringing new levels of excitement and joy to gardening. In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Isaac clifford presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles.Butterfly Gardening introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. You will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll also learn how to choose the right plants and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.
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Native Plant Gardening for Birds Bees and Butterflies South

Native Plant Gardening for Birds  Bees and Butterflies  South

This guide introduces more than 100 native plants that readers can utilize to benefit birds, bees, and butterflies in the South.

Author: Jaret C. Daniels

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1647551889

Category:

Page: 276

View: 700

This guide introduces more than 100 native plants that readers can utilize to benefit birds, bees, and butterflies in the South.
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Grow a Living Wall

Grow a Living Wall

Sometimes called "Green Walls" and "Vertical Gardens," living walls are easy to grow! Living Walls, Living Planet is the first wall gardening book to focus exclusively on home gardeners.

Author: Shawna Coronado

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781591866244

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 365

In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.
Categories: Gardening

British Wildlife

British Wildlife

In other Conclusion words , gardening is inherently pollinator - friendly . Gardens
are rather poorly studied compared Finally , some plants that appear regularly on
lists with many ' natural ' vegetation types , but all the of wildlife - friendly ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924101497786

Category: Botany

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View: 191

Categories: Botany

Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden

Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden

This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time ...

Author: Maureen Little

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848037496

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 806

For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants, and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees, encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again, both for sustenance and to aid pollination. It contains a wide range of practical, beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes, including: - Traditional mixed, cottage, and colour themed borders - 'Designer' and 'natural' borders - Borders for acid and alkaline soils - Ideas for container planting This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.
Categories: Nature