Gardening and birding go hand in hand with each other. A garden filled with native plants with overlapping bloom seasons will attract a wide range of birds to your garden.
As a garden writer, I occasionally get advance copies of new books to review before they are released to the public. Because I love to garden and attract birds, you can imagine my delight when this book arrived in the mail…
What if you could create a bird-friendly garden that attracted a wider range of bird species? A garden that would also supply all their needs so that they would not only visit, but would also want them to make it their home? Well, then this is the book for you.
For most of us, our efforts to attract birds to our gardens extends to hanging out a bird feeder. In this case, you are providing food, but birds need more then that. Gardening For The Birds by George Adams, will help you to create a bird sanctuary in your garden complete with native plants for food, nesting sites, available water and shelter.
Regional native plant lists show you what kind of plants will attract birds and which plants to include to provide overlapping bloom, which is important to keep birds around throughout the year.
Plant profiles with colorful photos help you to decide what plants will look best in your garden.
Information on how to create nesting sites, how to build bird houses to attract specific birds as well as information about a variety of bird species are also included in this wonderfully informative book.
So, is it time for you to move beyond that simple bird feeder? By adding native plants, a water source, nesting sites and shelter, you will attract a greater variety of birds to your garden. Your garden may also become the home to some of your favorite birds species.
If you own only one book about attracting birds – Gardening For The Birds has all the useful information you will need to create your own bird sanctuary in your own garden.