"Pollinator Friendly Gardening"
"Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators"
by Rhonda Fleming Hayes
Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden that protects your local environment and helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? 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. Pollinator Friendly Gardening identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and the more unlikely candidates -- ants, wasps and beetles. The synergy between plants and pollinators, plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and effective growing practices are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it an enjoyable read too. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators.