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Wildlife In Your Garden

Author : Sally Roth
ISBN : 1620081385
Genre : Gardening
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Imagine a thriving flower garden in your backyard, bursting with vibrantly colored blooms and lush green leaves. Now imagine the same garden, alive with buzzing and flapping and chirping. Imagine the ecological impact of encouraging natural pollinators to do their jobs. Imagine the excitement of watching your garden become a hub of activity and learning about all of its different visitors. For those who relish observing nature in action, planning a garden to attract certain types of wildlife can bring daily enjoyment right into the backyard. Inside Wildlife in Your Garden: "Birdscaping”--planning and planting with birds in mind A special section on hummingbirds that includes an illustrated guide to twelve common types Identifying common backyard birds from the popular to the obscure Using binoculars and field guides to identify birds by sight and by calls Different types of pollination Plants and food crops that depend on pollination Plants to attract bees by season Gardening for butterflies at different life stages How bats and moths take over pollination duties at night Natural ways to protect your garden from pests and discourage harmful wildlife

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

Author : Nancy Bauer
ISBN : 9780520953505
Genre : Nature
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This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other small animals. Emphasizing individual creativity over conventional design, Bauer asks us to consider the intricate relationships between plants and wildlife and our changing role as steward, rather than manipulator, of these relationships. In an engaging narrative that endorses simple and inexpensive methods of wildlife habitat gardening, Nancy Bauer discusses practices such as recycling plant waste on site, using permeable pathways, growing regionally appropriate plants, and avoiding chemical fertilizers and insecticides. She suggests ways of attracting pollinators through planting choices and offers ideas for building water sources and shelters for wildlife. A plant resource guide, tips for propagating plants, seasonal plants for hummingbirds, and host plants for butterflies round out The California Wildlife Habitat Garden, making it an indispensable primer for those about to embark on creating their own biologically diverse, environmentally friendly garden.

The Nature Friendly Garden

Author : Marlene A. Condon
ISBN : 0811732614
Genre : Gardening
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How to maintain environmental balance and attract wildlife Applies to all backyard gardens, large and small with specific information on creating ponds and other water features Accessible gardening tips for seniors and people with disabilities Many people approach gardening as a constant struggle with the outside world. They're perpetually at war with nature, investing in weed killers and fighting off deer and birds, all in an effort to preserve their garden as a pristine patch of earth. Marlene A. Condon proposes a radically different method: What if, instead of battling the natural world, we invite it into our backyards? The result is the nature-friendly garden, which attracts and meets the needs of common creatures--rabbits, toads, insects, squirrels, owls, and so on--while maintaining a thriving, varied landscape of flowers and plants. And as this thought-provoking guide demonstrates, coexisting with nature doesn't mean turning your yard into a bramble-infested wilderness. The sustainable, low-impact garden described in these pages is a model of environmental balance, fostering species diversity while keeping wildlife damage and invasive plant growth at an acceptable minimum. Best of all, it offers a privileged look at the workings of nature, and its advice on observing wildlife is sure to open up a new and fascinating world for even the most experienced gardener.

Texas Wildscapes

Author : Kelly Conrad Bender
ISBN : 1603440852
Genre : Gardening
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Whether you have an apartment balcony or a multi-acre ranch, the Texas Wildscapes™ program provides the tools you need to make a home for all the animals that will thrive in the native habitat you create.

Better Backyard A Citizen S Resource Guide To Beneficial Landscaping And Habitat Restoration In The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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ISBN : 9781428902398
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Bringing Nature Home

Author : Douglas W. Tallamy
ISBN : 9780881928549
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 38. 88 MB
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An introduction to sustainable, ecological gardening explains how to incorporate a variety of native plants into a backyard environment in order to create a healthy ecosystem that provides food and shelter for local wildlife of all kinds and includes helpful lists of garden-worthy native plants for every region of the United States.

Gardening For The Birds

Author : Thomas G. Barnes
ISBN : 0813129028
Genre : Gardening
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