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The humane gardener : nurturing a backyard habitat for wildlife / Nancy Lawson.

Author/Creator:
Lawson, Nancy, 1970- author.
Publication:
New York, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
223 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Other Title:
Nurturing a backyard habitat for wildlife
Subjects:
Gardening to attract wildlife.
Garden ecology.
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
Summary:
In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.
Contents:
A new kind of dream home : plant native plants
The beauty of letting go : let nature guide your garden
Is your yard family-friendly? : provide baby food and nesting sites
Safety zones : create sanctuary in a treacherous world
A harvest for all : share the bounty through peaceful coexistence
The gift that keeps on giving : encourage life in the decay.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781616895549
1616895543
OCLC:
953387221