Sunday, November 20, 2016

Book Review | 100 Plants to Feed the Bees

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100 PLANTS TO FEED BEES:
PROVIDE A HEALTHY HABITAT TO
HELP POLLINATORS THRIVe

Pollinators are given great consideration in 100 Plants to Feed the Bees. We are connected to pollinators in many ways, some of which we may not even be aware. 

Just as when I invite company for dinner and search for new and exciting recipes, I enjoyed looking through this new book from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation for new and exciting plants to add to my garden. If you want to "provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive," this book has a logical introduction for the novice to professional level and individual pages abundantly full of photographs for identification and growing tips to fit your personal needs. The book offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. Each plant profile includes which pollinators visit the plant, the quality of honey the nectar produces, when it blooms, and how best to use it in the landscape.



The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators is to provide the flowers they need. This field guide identifies the plants that honey bees and native bees – as well as butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds – find most nutritious, including flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, and pasture plants. With guidance from the Xerces Society, the global authority on insects and other invertebrates, you can turn your local environment into a thriving pollinator habitat.







*Disclaimer: I receive a free E-book to read in exchange for this review.
 Grassroots Horticulture
2006-2016
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