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Gardening For Butterflies

Author : The Xerces Society
ISBN : 9781604697612
Genre : Gardening
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“No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this new title 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.

The Northwest Garden Manifesto

Author : John J. Albers
ISBN : 9781680511109
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 56. 10 MB
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Gardens are extensions of our homes, places in which we get outside to relax, entertain, and get some physical exercise. But our gardens are also extensions of the natural world. Through our gardens, as well as other neighborhood greenspaces, we can help counter some of the woes faced by larger environments: rampant development, loss of plant and animal habitat, spread of invasive species, exploitation of natural resources, air and water pollution, and the impacts of global warming. Yes, even small urban backyard landscapes can combat such man-made strains on our local environment—and it’s easy to do! In his new book, The Northwest Garden Manifesto, scientist and gardener John J. Albers provides a comprehensive guide to encourage and enable homeowners to consider the local ecosystem in their own gardens, and in their larger communities. The ideas and concepts in this book reflect the most up-to-date thinking on urban ecology and how to best make our yards reflect the natural world around us. The key to Albers’s approach is for gardeners to first assess the current state of their property and then focus on the following key principles: 1. Protect, conserve, and create healthy soil 2. Maintain healthy plants and create a sustainable landscape 3. Conserve water and other natural resources 4. Protect water and air quality 5. Protect and enhance wildlife habitat 6. Conserve energy 7. Use sustainable methods and materials Through clear explanation, practical examples, and full-color photos, Albers shows how to evaluate any yard in terms of these principles and then challenges the reader to improve each element, one step at a time. From creating better soil to starting a compost pile, attracting pollinators to adding more native plants, or creating a simple circulating water feature to building a fence from recycled wood—gardeners will ultimately turn their backyards into beautiful, healthy, and happy habitat for all.

High Impact Low Carbon Gardening

Author : Alice Bowe
ISBN : 9781604693119
Genre : Gardening
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The environmental benefits of gardens are well-known: trees and plants capture carbon emissions, help to moderate the urban climate, promote health and well being, and help reduce energy consumption. But some garden practices are downright damaging, like using leaf blowers and other power tools, installing impermeable paving, and choosing plants that require excessive water or artificial fertilizers. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening is a one-stop reference for making a garden more green. From simple actions like composting household waste, installing a water barrel, or eliminating pesticides to more long-term investments like choosing permeable, locally sourced paving, and planting the most water-wise plants, there are hundreds of large and small choices home gardeners can make to reduce the environmental impact of designing, planting, and tending a garden. High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening goes beyond organics and compost and gives serious gardeners all the information they need to make their garden truly green.

Butterflies And How To Attract Them To Your Garden

Author : Noreen Damude
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073234415
Genre : Nature
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The Less Is More Garden

Author : Susan Morrison
ISBN : 9781604697919
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77. 45 MB
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“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

Ortho S All About Attracting Hummingbirds And Butterflies

Author : Ortho's
ISBN : 0897214560
Genre : Nature
File Size : 63. 80 MB
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Describes the nature of hummingbirds and butterflies and how to create a yard with plants, water, and feeding stations to attract them.

Rodale S Basic Organic Gardening

Author : Deborah L. Martin
ISBN : 9781609619831
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 46. 94 MB
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When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on OrganicGardening.com. With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

Rodale S No Fail Flower Garden

Author : Joan Benjamin
ISBN : 0875969542
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 28. 87 MB
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Discusses such topics as fertilizing, garden design, flower selection, pest control, and maintenance

Mountain Plain And Garden

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924070905041
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 82. 18 MB
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The Wildlife Sanctuary Garden

Author : Carol Buchanan
ISBN : 1580080022
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 42. 32 MB
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Carol Buchanan shows how easy it is to turn even a tiny urban plot into a wildlife haven for frogs, butterflies, birds, and other wonderful creatures. Includes a wealth of drawings, diagrams, and color photographs of wildlife sanctuary gardens nationwide.

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