Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Southwest
With Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest, by George Miller, you can plan your landscape to invite beloved backyard visitors to your garden, whether you live in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, west Texas, or Utah.
The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, Earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them.
Now you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Professional nature photographer and botanist George Miller provides all the information you need in this must-have guide.
The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and birds. A “field guide” section features more than 100 native plants that are widely available; are easy to care for; and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies.
The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant type. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and George’s notes. As a bonus, the author includes blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more! Plus, the invaluable garden plans and projects show you just what to do, and they can be customized to suit your own specific interests.
Plan, plant, and grow your beautiful garden—with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.
About the author: Professional nature photographer and botanist George Miller is a lifelong resident of the West. He has lived in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, and he has written six guidebooks to the Southwest, including the best-selling trio Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California. He is the author of the Wildflowers quick guides to Arizona & New Mexico, Texas, Southern California, and Colorado & Wyoming. He also wrote a “Plant of the Month” column for New Mexico magazine and is former president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, where he still conducts workshops and programs on how to create your own backyard pollinator oasis.
Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest is part our Nature-Friendly Garden series. Also available are Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest and Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southeast.
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