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This comprehensive, essential resource profiles over 65 perennial native plants of the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast and southern Canada as well as the pollinators, beneficial insects and flower visitors the plants attract. Beautifully designed and illustrated with over 1600 photos of plants and insects, it underscores the pivotal role that native plants play in s ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 5th 2014 by Pollination Press LLC
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KDV
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is seriously amazing. I LOVE that it lists a few complementary plants in every plant profile!!!!! You'd think all gardening books would do that but it's really pretty rare. The author also includes these great sample garden layouts... so good!! It could not be easier. AND a visual index to identifying pollinators??? Jesus Christ. This book is incredible. I am buying myself a copy right away! ...more
Michael
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is a model to which all gardening books and nature guides should aspire. The color photographs are well done, useful, and integrated with the text in a pleasing manner. The maps and charts are clear and easy to use. The book focuses on the interactions between North American native plants and the insects that pollinate them, use them as larval food sources, or as nectar sources. In addition to information on identifying and growing native plants in a variety of environments, the book also c ...more
Barbara Figlewicz
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has become the blueprint for my native gardening. I have established gardens for butterflies, mason bees, and bumblebees based on the information I received from Heather's book. I was able to meet her at a native plant workshop, where she was one of the featured speakers. Her enthusiasm for six-legged creatures is contagious! Thus book is a welcome reference for all people interested in establishing "corridors" to support the birds and the bees and reestablish native ecosystems. ...more
Sharon
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dig up some lawn... plant some native perennials... and buy this book.
Cordula Van
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book.Very detailed but not dry.
What an eye opener.
Michelle
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great introduction to the intricate interconnections between pollinators and native plants. Material about pollination, pollinators and pollinator conservation in the first three chapters actually makes the book more valuable. I mention that because sometimes the introductory materials in a guidebook seem to just take up space that would have been better used to expand the reference material. While the plant listings are not exhaustive, the plants are grouped by wetland, woodland, ...more
Matt Kruse
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely fantastic guide to native plants and the pollinators and beneficial insects they support.
Rachel Cunning
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't often splurge on books when I'm at events and workshops, but I have no regrets about purchasing this book. Holm has written a beautiful handbook for gardeners interested in helping native insects and planting more native flowers in their backyards. I have used her book every time I make a new addition to my own suburban homestead. It's is beautiful and easy to read. I am always able to quickly locate information about the insects and flowers, and I sometimes find myself flipping through ...more
Beckie Gaskill
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent pollinator book. I got it for its field guide properties, but it is so much more. I love the layout, which focuses on ecosystem types, then links native plants with their pollinators. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to create native plantings on their own landscape or to just get to know more about the pollinators that help put food on our tables.
Stacey
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great reference book. Loads of images and user friendly graphics.
Carol Larson
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful original photographs and packed with information. An essential resource and field guide for anyone interested in native plants and insects.
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Heather Holm is a biologist, pollinator
conservationist, and award-winning
author. In addition to assisting with native
bee research projects, she informs and
educates audiences nationwide, through
her writing and many presentations, about
the fascinating world of native pollinators
and beneficial insects, and the native plant
communities that support them.

Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants,
was
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