Coast to coast, the best native plants for container gardens and small yards to support pollinators.
From the author, Flora Caputo:
40% of all the world’s invertebrate pollinators–including bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects–are at risk of extinction. Urban development causing the loss of natural habitats is largely to blame. Gardeners with small spaces can mitigate the effects cities have on pollinators by growing native plants in containers. Homeowners with small established gardens can also add pollinator power using well-behaved natives. This reference book is a perfect garden-planning tool for these specific scenarios. It organizes plants by “thriller”, “filler”, “spiller” and “climber”, followed by sun needs. It highlights plants perfect for small garden beds and rambunctious natives that can be tamed in pots. No matter your space, or how small it is, you can create a garden haven for pollinators why beautifying your porch, balcony, patio, or garden.This book also teaches container gardening basics for beginners; breaking down potting soil, container garden design 101, watering hacks when away, and winterizing container gardeners. This great gardening reference book also explains how to care for the biodiversity that will come to visit your bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens. Lush hand-painted illustrations and native maps accompany each native plant entry. Specific pollinator badges highlight which flowers are a bee, butterfly or hummingbird favorite, making this a functional yet beautiful addition to any garden book collection.