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Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

A Natural Approach to Pest Control

By Jessica Walliser

Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
February 26, 2014
ISBN
9781604695748

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

A Natural Approach to Pest Control

By Jessica Walliser

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Winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award

Insects are indeed valuable garden companions, especially the assassin bugs, damsel bugs, stink bugs, and other predatory carnivores that eat the insects that dine on your garden. Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden is a book about bugs and plants, and how to create a garden that benefits from both. In addition to information on companion planting and commercial options for purchasing bugs, there are 19 detailed bug profiles and 39 plant profiles. These profiles include a description, a photograph for identification, an explanation of what they can do to support pest control. Design plans show how to create a border specifically for the natural, sustainable inclusion of beneficial bugs in your garden. 

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Review quotes

“Jessica Walliser lets readers in on the secrets to a garden that buzzes with activity. Her profiles, on the insects that fight pests and the best plants for attracting them, offer clear, practical tips.” —Martha Stewart Living

“An aid for teachers as well as gardeners, who want to know more about the insects in their world.” —The Indianapolis Star
 
“With [Jessica Walliser’s] help, you can learn how to control pests through your gardening practices rather than your choice of insecticide.” —Gardening How-To
 
“A detailed, wholistic, and wonderfully illustrated guide to the lifestyles of all the insects that inhabit the organic garden as well as creating the conditions needed to encourage those you want in the fight against those you don’t.” —Planet Natural
 
“A delight! Easy to read and entertaining, yet packed with information not only on the beneficial insects themselves, but on the plants that can attract and support them, and on how to incorporate them into your garden. Highly recommended!” —It’s Not Work, It’s Gardening
 
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden by Jessica Walliser, is a fresh look at an unavoidable part of the gardening experience. . . . a  must-have tool for new and experienced gardeners alike.” —Free Press

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
February 26, 2014
ISBN
9781604695748

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