Bringing nature home : how you can sustain wildlife with native plants / Douglas W. Tallamy ; foreword by Rick Darke.
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- ISBN: 9781604691467 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1604691468 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (358 pages) : color illustrations
- Edition: Updated and expanded pbk. ed.
- Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2009.
|General Note:|| First ed. published 2007.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Restoring natives to suburbia: a call to action -- The vital new role of the suburban garden -- No place to hide -- Who cares about biodiversity? -- Why can't insects eat alien plants? -- What is native and what is not? -- The costs of using alien ornamentals -- Creating balanced communities -- Gardening for insect diversity -- Blending in with the neighbors -- Making it happen -- What should I plant? -- What does bird food look like? -- Answers to tough questions.
|Summary, etc.:|| In Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy encourages the use of native plants in gardening. This book asks and answers questions for modern gardeners inclined to good stewardship. How can we adjust our planting palette to be both beautiful and envitonmentally useful? How much more does a local oak species contribute to habitat richness then an out-of-ecological-context exotic tree? What do violets and fritillary butterflies, or pawpaws and zebra swallowtails have in common? Where might tomorrow's species come from?
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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