Rainy Side Gardeners' Featured Books of the Past
Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard
by George Adams
Hard Cover: 252 pages
Over 200 color photographs
60 pen & ink illustrations
Birdscaping for Garden Spaces is the book that shows you how to turn your garden into a haven for birds by growing native plants for the birds you want to attract to your yard.
Gone are artificial birdfeeders! This book promotes feeding birds naturally by creating a garden that mimics nature, using sustainable, ecologically sound gardening practices, and with an emphasis on providing habitats that attract a greater variety of native birds to your backyard or even a small balcony!
Crammed with beautiful illustrations and photographs, Birdscaping for Garden Spaces features unique birdscaping calendars for each region of North America for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and fruiting calendars to provide bird food year-round. It also includes expert advice on landscaping concepts, growing wildflowers for seed-eaters, plants for nesting and shelter, and providing water for birds, including how to build a garden pond.
Find out about the many native birds that are likely to visit your garden. The ‘Bird Directory’ contains interesting life histories and information on their distribution, preferred habitat, migration, breeding and nesting habits, and a list of their preferred plants. Turn to the ‘Plant Directory’ for extensive information on over 220 native plants, detailing their distribution, cultivation, climatic zones and their value for birds and other wildlife.