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The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening

How to Make Wildflower Meadows, Ponds, Hedges, Flower Borders, Bird Feeders, Wildlife Shelters, Nesting Boxes and Hibernation Sites

  • Author: Christine Lavelle,Michael Lavelle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846811487
  • Category: Gardening to attract wildlife
  • Page: 256
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In this award-winning book, Christine and Michael Lavelle give advice on creating and caring for a range of garden types, showing how simple techniques will allow you to have a dazzling display while also helping native wildlife. Easy-to-follow instructions on basic techniques are backed up with advice on planning and designing, showing how we can share our outdoor space with wildlife. In addition, the book shows how to encourage beneficial garden species and deal with the problematic species that enter our gardens. This is the ideal sourcebook for first-time gardeners and dedicated wildlife enthusiasts everywhere.

An Illustrated Practical Guide to Attracting & Feeding Garden Birds

An Illustrated Practical Guide to Attracting & Feeding Garden Birds

The Complete Book of Bird Feeders, Bird Tables, Birdbaths, Nest Boxes and Backyard Birdwatching. Jen Green

  • Author: Jen Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780754819523
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 256
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The book also contains an illustrated directory of 80 of the most common garden birds around the world, from woodland and countryside locations to urban and city environments, with information about identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour and feeding habits.

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

  • Author: Geoff Hamilton
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0756687624
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 288
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Organic Gardening, a classic guide to growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest thinking and techniques. Written by one of the UK's best-loved gardening personalities and a keen advocate of the organic approach, this book will be appreciated by the novice and the experienced gardener alike. Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables untainted by chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or create a garden that is safer for your children, pets and wildlife, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature. With practical advice and instructions, supported by clear, step-by-step photographs and artworks, the author explains how to grow delicious, healthy produce as well as how to turn your garden into a safe haven for children, pets, and wildlife. The book promotes an organic approach to the whole garden, and includes practical techniques for cultivating flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as advice on ponds and aquatic plants. Organic methods of weed control and solutions to pest and disease problems are also fully explained and clearly illustrated. Contents include: soil improvement; organic pest & disease control; weed control; hedges, trees & shrubs; containers; the vegetable garden; the fruit garden; herbs; greenhouse gardening; basic techniques; propagation; the gardening year.

Gardening in the Coastal South

Gardening in the Coastal South

  • Author: Marie Harrison
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1561649309
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 234
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Take a stroll through the garden of a self-confessed hortimaniac. Gardening is Marie Harrison's avocation, passion . . . some might say, obsession. In her personal, witty style (she refers to her husband as Amiable Spouse, or A.S. for short), Marie divulges her own tried-and-true ways of gardening along the coasts of the southeast United States. Marie covers perennials, flowers grown from bulbs, herbs, shrubs and small trees, vines, edible flowers, and herbs for flower borders. A section of full-color photos captures these beautiful plants and flowers in all their vibrant glory. Charming pen-and-ink illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text. Marie discusses the edible and medicinal properties of various plants (there's even a quick tip or two!), as well as coastal considerations such as salt tolerance; environmental issues such as pesticide use, beneficial insects, and exotic invasives; and gardening for birds and butterflies. She also offers her musings on the seasons in Florida and how she spends her time in the garden during each phase of the year. Whether you're seasoned gardener like Marie or a tentative beginner just starting out with a windowsill herb garden, this delightful book will make you appreciate the dirt under your fingernails.

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals

  • Author: Nancy Bauer
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520267818
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 248
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Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.

The complete practical guide to gardening with annuals, bulbs & perennials

The complete practical guide to gardening with annuals, bulbs & perennials

an illustrated encyclopedia of flowering plants containing more than 1,800 beautiful photographs

  • Author: Richard Bird,Kathleen Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780681460096
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 512
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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

  • Author: Pauline Pears
  • Publisher: Dk Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 416
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A reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce fruits and vegetables, flowers, and herbs without the use of chemicals.

The Ecology of a Garden

The Ecology of a Garden

The First Fifteen Years

  • Author: Jennifer Owen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521343350
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 403
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Many suburban gardens are recognized as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is, therefore, a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen-year period between 1972 and 1986. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens, and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collecting, and recording of species. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. It is clear that the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat, and one of the most important conclusions reached by Dr. Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation.

The Wildlife-friendly Garden

The Wildlife-friendly Garden

  • Author: Michael Chinery
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007588291
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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Full of helpful expert advice and many practical projects, this ebook edition of the successful hardback is a fascinating illustrated guide to encouraging wildlife into your garden, whether you live in the town or the country.

Designing California Native Gardens

Designing California Native Gardens

The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecologial Gardens

  • Author: Glenn Keator,Alrie Middlebrook
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520251106
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 342
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"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society