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Bird-Friendly Gardening: Guidance and Projects for Supporting Birds in Your Landscape

Bird-Friendly Gardening: Guidance and Projects for Supporting Birds in Your Landscape

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Bird-Friendly Gardening is the definitive guide to planting a wildlife-welcoming home landscape filled with a diversity of native plants that feed, shelter, and support birds.

With hundreds of North American bird species facing population decline or at risk of extinction, right now is the perfect time to create a home-based habitat garden that offers birds the resources they need to safely feed, migrate, breed, and thrive.

Thankfully, making your outdoor space a secure and comfortable haven for many different bird species isn't a Herculean task. It's a matter of understanding the needs of our avian friends and how native plants, combined with purposeful garden design, can help meet those needs. And that's exactly the know-how you'll find here, outlined in a simple-to-follow, actionable format by author Jennifer McGuinness.

Step beyond the seed-filled bird feeder and suet block, and learn how to further provide for birds. Some of the topics covered in the book include:

  • How to design a bird-centered habitat garden in spaces large and small
  • Advice on providing fresh water year-round
  • Understanding the connection between native plants and insects and the birds that rely on them
  • How to design and plant a fruit garden, a bird seed garden, a runoff-absorbing rain garden, or even a container garden that nurtures birds
  • Meet dozens of trees, shrubs, and other plants that support the insects almost all adult birds need to feed their young
  • 18 step-by-step garden design projects and plant lists for creating a diversity of bird-friendly spaces
  • Tips for preventing window strikes and cat kills
  • Best practices for including bird feeders, nest boxes, and bird baths in your landscape

  • Whether your "spark bird" was a lightning-fast Ruby-throated Hummingbird, a brilliant Indigo Bunting, or a petite Hammond's Flycatcher, it's time to put out the welcome mat for birds in your home garden. YOU can make a significant impact on the lives of thousands of birds, whether they're just passing through during migration or making a feather-lined summertime home for raising the next generation.

    It's time for gardeners from coast to coast to heed the call and welcome their flighty friends home with Bird-Friendly Gardening.

    Encyclopedia of Gardening

    Encyclopedia of Gardening

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    All your gardening questions are answered in this updated classic guide to planning, planting, and caring for your outside space.

    Create and maintain your perfect garden with the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening tips and advice from the experts at the RHS, now fully revised and updated to encompass the eco-conscious gardener of today. Marking 30 years since its first publication, this revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Gardening provides dependable, essential gardening advice while expanding on key topics that are important to the next generation of gardeners, such as wildlife gardening and sustainability. Packed with unrivaled detail and a vast breadth of information, you'll find advice and clearly photographed step-by-step guides that show you how to garden, whether you're tackling your vegetable plot or tending to cacti and succulents.

    Updated with the latest guidance to help your plants withstand pests and diseases and techniques to make your garden more resilient in the face of climate change, you'll find everything you need to know. Whatever your level of skill, expert advice from the RHS will help you keep your garden thriving all year round.

    Heirloom Plants

    Heirloom Plants

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    It s nearly impossible for gardeners to resist the allure of heirloom plants. Their names alone sound inviting Flanders Purple kale, Golden Marconi sweet peppers, Moon & Stars watermelons, Turk s Turban squash, Scarlet Emperor running beans, and Jefferson plums and many growers claim that their taste is unsurpassed. Beyond the classic appeal, however, lies the far more important issue of biodiversity. Unless these unique seeds are grown and saved, they will not only be forgotten, but lost forever.Based on the extensive seed catalogs of Thomas Etty, the popular heirloom seedsman, "Heirloom Plants "includes information on almost 500 exciting cultivars to be grown and harvested, along with detailed profiles and cultivation tips for each plant. In addition to edibles, the book also has chapters on antique herbs and flowers, from Cup and Saucer vines to Sweet William carnations to Empress of India nasturtiums. Trowel and book in hand, let your motto be, Growing the past, saving the future. "
    PLANTOPEDIA

    PLANTOPEDIA

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    This is the definitive text for potting, maintaining, and loving your houseplants.

    Houseplants have the power to transform any room. With their lush foliage and structural beauty, they help create indoor oases that bring a sense of tranquility to our busy lives. Fostering a connection to plants has many positive implications for us and our environment by strengthening our relationship with the natural world.

    In Plantopedia, Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan from Leaf Supply present the definitive guide to keeping happy, healthy houseplants in any space. Featuring:

  • More than 130 plant profiles including foliage plants, succulents and cacti, as well as rarer gems of the plant world.
  • Detailed care information including troubleshooting tips and tricks to ensure that your houseplants thrive.
  • Plants for all levels of indoor gardeners, from budding novices to green thumbs and beyond.
  • WE ARE THE ARK

    WE ARE THE ARK

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    "Reynolds gives us a much-needed reason for hope. The gardener, the conservationist, the city planner, and the nature lover will all be inspired for this wonderful book shows how thousands of even small wildlife friendly gardens can provide habitat for embattled wildlife around the world." --Jane Goodall, Phd, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

    Individuals can't save the world alone. But if millions of us work together to save our own patch of earth--then we really have a shot. How do we do it? With Acts of Restorative Kindness (ARK). An ARK is a restored, native ecosystem. It's a thriving patch of native plants and creatures that have been allowed and supported to re-establish in the earth's intelligent, successional process of natural restoration. Over time, this becomes a pantry and a habitat for our pollinators and wild creatures who are in desperate need of support.

    These ARKs will become the seeding grounds for our planet's new story. They will be sanctuaries for our shared kin--the rooted and unrooted--and safe havens for the magic and abundance of the natural world. Most importantly, the ARK-building actions are within our control and laid out here in We Are the ARK. In these inspiring pages, discover how one person's actions can effect big change in this world. Even the tiniest postage stamp patch of land matters! Together we are building a patchwork quilt of life that will wrap its way around this planet.