Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Bees: Everything you need to Know to Create a wildlife Habitat in your Backyard

Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Bees: Everything you need to Know to Create a wildlife Habitat in your Backyard Author Editors at Birds and Blooms
ISBN-10 1621453030
ISBN-13 9781621453031
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Reader’s Digest
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Whether youre installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time it helps to start with the right information And here it is In this book experts and readers from North America s 1 Bird and Garden Magazine Birds Blooms give their tried and true advice Attracting birds and butterflies has never been simplerplus youll get the latest tips and advice for supporting the dwindling bee population which experts say is essential for the future of gardening Inside this book youll find irresistible plants for birds butterflies and bees creative garden designs for year round beauty and our top plant lists to take the guesswork out of gardening No matter what the subject everyone wants advice they can trust This is certainly the case when it comes to the backyard Whether youre installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time it helps to start with the right information And here it is Birds butterflies and bees rely on plants trees and shrubs to survive and thrive Thats why doing your part for the environment by establishing critter friendly areas in your own backyard is so crucial Chances are your garden is already a welcoming space for all kinds of nature but with a little extra research and planning you can take your gardening a couple steps further and transform your yard into a healthier and happier sanctuary for birds butterflies and bees This book brought to you by the editors of Birds Blooms magazine can serve as your guide to attracting new visitors to your landscape Birds Blooms has helped lead the trend we like to call gardening with a purpose for over 20 years Weve always recognized the importance of going beyond just the beauty of a garden and purposefully choosing flowers trees and shrubs specifically for their environmental benefits Birds count on healthy trees and plants as natural food sources and nesting sites Butterflies need nectar rich blooms for nourishment Very specific host plants are key to caterpillar survival And as bee populations decline flowers that provide nectar and pollen are more essential than ever Each of these creatures requires natural shelter as well which trees and shrubs readily provide If youre ready to commit to sharing your garden with all sorts of nature sit down with this book and let us help you create a successful space All of the 250 featured plants are not only gorgeous and colorful but they offer a lot of environmental benefits too We made sure to include amazing photos of every plant were recommending so youll be able to see what each plant looks like and immediately know if its a good fit for your garden We even went a step further and put together some handy symbols to help you achieve the wildlife friendly backyard of your dreams Look for the symbols next to each plant profile to discover what the plant will attract Some plants are a triple whammy and attract birds butterflies and bees For extra guidance check the light requirement symbols Youll be able to quickly see if a plant should be grown in shade part shade or full sunvital info you need to know to create a great habitat Once youve established a flourishing backyard be sure to enjoy your new guests Throughout this book weve highlighted about 70 bird species and 35 butterfly species you might see in your space Have fun identifying all of the birds butterflies and bees in your own backyard CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1 Creating a Wildlife Friendly Backyard Chapter 2 Annuals Chapter 3 Perennials Chapter 4 Grasses and Vines Chapter 5 Trees and Shrubs Chapter 6 Backyard Bird Profiles Chapter 7 Backyard Butterfly Profiles Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 9 Backyard Projects and Resources Index

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Zooburbia

Zooburbia Author Tai Moses
ISBN-10 9781937006686
Release 2010-04-20
Pages 272