Gardening

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden

Author: Judith Larner Lowry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520249569

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

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This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.
Nature

Our Native Bees

North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

Author: Paige Embry

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697695

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3544

A New York Times 2018 Holiday Gift Selection Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Paige Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin’s bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats. Our Native Bees is a fascinating, must-read for fans of natural history and science and anyone curious about bees.
Gardening

The Northwest Garden Manifesto

Create, Restore, and Maintain A Sustainable Yard

Author: John J. Albers

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1680511106

Category: Gardening

Page: 269

View: 2357

Gardens are extensions of our homes, places in which we get outside to relax, entertain, and get some physical exercise. But our gardens are also extensions of the natural world. Through our gardens, as well as other neighborhood greenspaces, we can help counter some of the woes faced by larger environments: rampant development, loss of plant and animal habitat, spread of invasive species, exploitation of natural resources, air and water pollution, and the impacts of global warming. Yes, even small urban backyard landscapes can combat such man-made strains on our local environment—and it’s easy to do! In his new book, The Northwest Garden Manifesto, scientist and gardener John J. Albers provides a comprehensive guide to encourage and enable homeowners to consider the local ecosystem in their own gardens, and in their larger communities. The ideas and concepts in this book reflect the most up-to-date thinking on urban ecology and how to best make our yards reflect the natural world around us. The key to Albers’s approach is for gardeners to first assess the current state of their property and then focus on the following key principles: 1. Protect, conserve, and create healthy soil 2. Maintain healthy plants and create a sustainable landscape 3. Conserve water and other natural resources 4. Protect water and air quality 5. Protect and enhance wildlife habitat 6. Conserve energy 7. Use sustainable methods and materials Through clear explanation, practical examples, and full-color photos, Albers shows how to evaluate any yard in terms of these principles and then challenges the reader to improve each element, one step at a time. From creating better soil to starting a compost pile, attracting pollinators to adding more native plants, or creating a simple circulating water feature to building a fence from recycled wood—gardeners will ultimately turn their backyards into beautiful, healthy, and happy habitat for all.
Nature

The Orchard Mason Bee (Osmia Lignaria Propinqua Cresson)

The Life History, Biology, Propagation, and Use of a North American Native Bee

Author: Brian L. Griffin

Publisher: Knox Cellars Pub

ISBN: 9780963584120

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3457

(Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson) Raise Pollinating Bees in Your Own Backyard. Here is All the Information You Will Need to Capture and Raise These Docile Bees at Home. GROW apples, pears, and other crops successfully with these highly efficient pollinators. LEARN the fascinating life history of this mild-mannered bee. Watch as its life cycle unfolds in your own bee colony. EDUCATIONAL. A wonderful activity to introduce children to the marvels of the natural world. NON-AGGRESSIVE. Beneficial bees that everyone can propagate at home.
Osmia

The red mason bee

taking the sting out of bee-keeping : a practical guide to managing Osmia rufa as a pollinator in gardens, allotments, and orchards

Author: Christopher O'Toole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Osmia

Page: 26

View: 9876

Landscape architecture

Aligning Culture and Ecology

Landscape Planning for Sustainability at Holy Transfiguration Skete, Keweenaw County, Michigan : a Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment ... Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Science ...

Author: Isaac T. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Landscape architecture

Page: 344

View: 4504

American literature

BPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5717

Technology & Engineering

Foods and Food Production Encyclopedia

Author: Douglas M. Considine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468485113

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2301

View: 2349

Bees

Bee World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bees

Page: N.A

View: 7460

American literature

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1522

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7014

Wildbienen

die anderen Bienen

Author: Paul Westrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899371369

Category:

Page: 168

View: 7953

Nature

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 786

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.