Book Announcement: The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening

Announcing a great new book (which includes photos of FTGP by yours truly) written by my friend and colleague Kim Eierman. The Pollinator Victory Garden lays out the means to attract and provide for all different types of pollinators. Kim’s prose is a model of clarity (not always easy when we’re discussing biology), presenting life cycle information that allows the reader a deeper understanding of the needs of our pollinators. Extensive plant lists are the icing on the cake, leaving nothing to chance. Follow this link:

to learn more and start your very own victory garden for pollinators.

Book Review: Nature’s Best Hope

Hello Gardeners!   The “Pause” has given me a precious gift of time to read Dr. Doug Tallamy’s latest book, which under normal conditions I wouldn’t have had time to read until next winter.  And I am so glad I read it now, because there is so much positive energy in this book.  I believe it may turn out to be the Silent Spring of our generation. But don’t just take my word for it.  Angela Tanner, writing in the latest Ecological Landscape Association’s  e-newsletter, says it better than I can:

June is Perennial Plant Month

The Perennial Plant of the Year™ (POY™) program began in 1990 to showcase a perennial that is a standout among its competitors. Perennials chosen are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require low maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest/disease-free. If you are looking for an excellent perennial for your next landscape project or something reliable for your gardens, make sure to check out the Perennial Plant of the Year™ archive list. For information about other perennials, be sure to search the Plant Database.