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Book
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Publisher, Date:
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2014.
Description:
143 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139) and index.
Contents:
Rethinking our relationships with nature -- Encouraging friends in the underground -- Garden elements that welcome wildlife -- Attracting pollinators and beneficial predators -- Creating habitats for wildlife -- Smart strategies for peaceful coexistence -- Blocking access for unwelcome guests -- Designing wildlife-friendly food gardens.
LCCN:
2013030538
ISBN:
9781612120553 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1612120555 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781612120553
1612120555
Other Number:
855263770
System Availability:
9
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
9
Control Number:
1039180
Call Number:
635
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
7
# System items in:
7
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Hartung (Homegrown Herbs) issues a call for gardeners to work with varmints and critters rather than view them as hostile combatants and offers a delightful guide for how to undertake the challenge simply and organically. Highlighted by whimsical color illustrations by Holly Ward Bimbo and armed with horticultural knowledge and common sense, Hartung makes a case, for example, for embracing the presence of skunks: "We've learned that skunks are not as problematic as people often assume," she writes confidently. With section titles within chapters that express sentiments such as "Welcome the Predators!" and "Plant a Surplus and Share Some," the author describes making simple adjustments to the garden and homestead that work with natural habitat to encourage the development of proper habits in would-be predators. At the end of book she includes a helpful Reference Chart for Remedies, which is invaluable, particularly if, as Hartung notes, "your resident insect and animal predators aren't controlling the pests [and] you need to intervene." (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to create a peaceful co-existence between your vegetable garden and the wildlife who consider it part of their habitat. By understanding and working with the surrounding environment - instead of continually fighting it - you'll reap a larger harvest with much less stress and effort. Tammi Hartung explains how to start with a hardy and healthy garden, create beneficial relationships through smart planting, attract helpful insects and pollinators, intentionally create habitats for wildlife, and much more.
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