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The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson

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  • a philosophical and practical guide for the gardener who hopes to wants to create a backyard garden in harmony with nature
  • profiles of home gardeners throughout the United States, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists to demonstrate how we can apply the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces
  • a book for gardens of all shapes, sizes, and budgets
  • includes detailed chapters that address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden
  • includes a Getting Started section complete with general information, suggested further reading for specific regions, native plant information and regional databases, and native plant retail sources and suppliers
  • 224 pages
  • dimensions: 5.75 x 0.88 x 8.25 inches