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Garden Allies

The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving

By Frederique Lavoipierre

"Explains how your garden can be a thriving, balanced community that gives more to your landscape than it takes." —Douglas W. Tallamy, author of The Nature of Oaks and Nature’s Best Hope

The birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects that inhabit our yards and gardens are overwhelmingly on our side—they are not our enemies, but instead our allies. They pollinate our flowers and vegetable crops, and they keep pests in check. In Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and showing how they keep the garden’s ecology in balance. Also included is helpful information on how to nurture and welcome these valuable creatures into your garden. With beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by Craig Latker, Garden Allies invites you to make friends with the creatures that fill your garden—the reward is a renewed sense of nature’s beauty and a garden humming with life.

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“Gardeners will walk away from this spirited advice finding creepy crawlers at least a bit more charming.”Publishers Weekly
 
"Frédérique Lavoipierre explains how your garden can be more than a collection of high-maintenance decorations; it can be a thriving, balanced community that gives more to your landscape than it takes." —Douglas W. Tallamy, author of The Nature of Oaks, Nature’s Best Hope, and Bringing Nature Home

Garden Allies introduces and engages readers about the many phenomenal organisms—from soil-dwelling microorganisms to beetles, bees, bacteria, and bats—who are our natural allies in the garden. In demystifying these fabulous creatures, Lavoipierre inspires us as gardeners to stop, look, listen, learn, and put away the toxic chemicals.” —Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of Cultivating Place, author of The Earth in Her Hands
 
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Number of pages
304
Publication date
August 31, 2021
ISBN
9781643260884