Description - The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey
With this lavishly illustrated guide, gardeners can create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy, productive garden that helps not only the threatened honeybee, but the many lesser-known, amazing native bees as well.
There are numerous benefits to having a bee garden, both personal and global. Not only are bee gardens gorgeous, they are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable. For fruit and vegetable gardeners, inviting nature's most productive pollinator into the yard can provide an impressive increase in yields and better tasting produce. And finally, bee gardens help fight the much-publicized decline in bee population. In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything readers need, from "super blooming" flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid. Illustrated with spectacular full-color photos, the book debunks myths about bees, explains seasonal flower progression, and provides how-to instructions for nest boxes and water features.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 191mm x 15mm)
Ten Speed Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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Author Biography - Kate Frey
KATE FREY is a garden designer specializing in sustainable, insect-hospitable landscaping, including the honeybee sanctuary The Melissa Garden (themelissagarden.com). She has written for Gardens Illustrated and Pacific Horticulture magazines, is a popular speaker at garden shows and clubs, and lives in Hopland, CA. Learn more at FreyGardens.com. GRETCHEN LEBUHN is a professor of biology at San Francisco State University and the author/editor of two books on pollinators, Field Guide to the Common Bees of California and Attracting Native Pollinators. She is the founder and director of The Great Sunflower Project (www.greatsunflower.org), a national citizen science program that gathers information about bee diversity and activity.
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