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Tallamy, Douglas W
Bringing nature home : how you can sustain wildlife with native plants / Douglas W. Tallamy ; foreword by Rick Darke
Updated and expanded pbk. ed
Portland : Timber Press, 2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  SB439 .T275 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Native plants for cultivation -- United States
Natural landscaping -- United States
Animal-plant relationships -- United States
Insect-plant relationships -- United States
Physical Description 358 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Note First ed. published 2007
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-340) and index
Contents Restoring natives to suburbia: a call to action -- The vital new role of the suburban garden -- No place to hide -- Who cares about biodiversity? -- Why can't insects eat alien plants? -- What is native and what is not? -- The costs of using alien ornamentals -- Creating balanced communities -- Gardening for insect diversity -- Blending in with the neighbors -- Making it happen -- What should I plant? -- What does bird food look like? -- Answers to tough questions
Summary In Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy encourages the use of native plants in gardening. This book asks and answers questions for modern gardeners inclined to good stewardship. How can we adjust our planting palette to be both beautiful and environmentally useful? How much more does a local oak species contribute to habitat richness then an out-of-ecological-context exotic tree? What do violets and fritillary butterflies, or pawpaws and zebra swallowtails have in common? Where might tomorrow's species come from?

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