Pol­li­na­tor Friendly Gar­den­ing By Rhonda Flem­ing Hayes

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

With an in­creased fo­cus on the im­por­tance of pol­li­na­tors, Master Gar­dener Rhonda Flem­ing Hayes, has the go to book for gar­den­ers look­ing to learn more about how to help these in­sects on the front lines. The book not only out­lines who the most vis­i­ble pol­li­na­tors in the gar­den are and how to iden­tify them, but also of­fers in­ter­est­ing facts. Did you know, “It takes 100 hon­ey­bees to do the same job as a sin­gle ma­son bee?” In ad­di­tion to the usual vis­i­tors she ex­plores the more ob­scure in­sects and ex­plains the syn­ergy be­tween plants and pol­li­na­tors. From plant se­lec­tion and lists to habi­tat build­ing and tips on grow­ing prac­tices this is an en­gag­ing book filled with help­ful ad­vice on how to im­prove the life of those who make our gar­dens beau­ti­ful — pol­li­na­tors.

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