The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity Author Kate Frey
ISBN-10 1607747634
ISBN-13 9781607747635
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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For every gardener who cares about the planet this guide to designing a bee garden helpsyou create a stunningly colorful vibrant healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees In The Bee Friendly Garden award winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees No matter how small or large your space and regardless of whether you live in the city suburbs or country just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain There are many personal benefits of having a bee garden as well Bee gardens contain a gorgeous variety of flowers bloom continuously throughout the seasons are organic pesticide free and ecologically sustainable develop healthy and fertile soil attract birds butterflies and other beneficial insects increase the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest improve the quality flavor and size of your produceIllustrated with spectacular full color photos The Bee Friendly Garden debunks myths about bees explains seasonal flower progression and provides detailed instructions for nest boxes and water features From super blooming flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid The Bee Friendly Garden is an essential tool for every gardener who cares about the planet and wants to make their yard a welcoming habitat for natures most productive pollinator

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