Book - The Bee-Friendly Garden:
Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity
by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn
As bees the world over are struggling, it's more important than ever to plant bee-friendly gardens. For flower floozies like us, it's easy – so many of the same flowers that offer pollen and nectar sources to bees make US happy, too! And for fruit and vegetable gardeners, inviting nature's most productive pollinator into the yard can provide an impressive increase in yields and better-tasting produce. Our dear friend, author and designer Kate Frey's fantastic new book is a fun and info-packed guide for attracting and sustaining honeybees AND native bees in our own gardens. Beautifully illustrated and practical, it gives gardeners solid information and plant lists, explains seasonal flower progression and provides how-to instructions for nest boxes and water features. Kate has years of experience designing sustainable, insect-hospitable landscapes and small farms both in the US and abroad – her thorough and tested-true plant lists are worth the price of the book alone! A must-read for anyone who likes eating food and enjoying flowers!