168 pp., 8 x 9, 134 color plates, 19 drawings, 8 tables, index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5942-8
Published: February 2021
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5941-1
Published: March 2021
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*Covers USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9, including twelve southern states
*Explains what makes pollinators happy—bees, for sure, and many others, great and small
*Brings science and art together in gardens of all types, including urban, food, container, community, school, and large-scale gardens
*Provides step-by-step instructions for choosing locations, preparing soil and garden beds, selecting the best plants, considering seasonality in your garden design, managing your garden throughout the year, and much more
*Richly illustrated with photographs, design plans, and handy charts and lists
About the Authors
Danesha Seth Carley is associate professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University and director of the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center.
For more information about Danesha Seth Carley, visit the Author Page.
Anne M. Spafford is associate professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University and coauthor of Rain Gardening in the South.
For more information about Anne M. Spafford, visit the Author Page.
"A delightful, easy to understand guidebook. . . . Not only is the science impeccable, this outdoor lover’s manual is full of wisdom, history and wonderful observations about nature, even human nature."--Lloyd Brinson, Briar Patch Books
“The first book I’ve come across that relates pollinators to garden design and focuses on the southern region, Pollinator Gardening for the South raises awareness of the importance that insects play in our daily lives and shows how we can become better stewards of nature through our landscape approaches. The need for this book in the classroom, gardener training programs, and the green industry profession is great.” Brie Arthur, author of The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden and Gardening with Grains
“Pollinator Gardening for the South offers a unique approach to creating pollinator gardens and habitats—no other book like it exists. With this gardening guide in hand, anyone can learn to create gardens to support pollinators at all scales, large and small—even as small as a container garden! The authors will be alongside you every step of the way. Truly a book for everyone, from beginners to seasoned landscape professionals.”—Patricia R. Drackett, director of the Crosby Arboretum at Mississippi State University