Sunday, September 10, 2023

Planting for Pollinators: Creating a Garden Haven

Planting for Pollinators: Creating a Garden Haven is a well written, beautifully photographed, practical guide for gardens by Heather Angel. Released 22nd Aug 2023 by Bloomsbury, it's 240 pages and is available in paperback and ebook formats. 

This is a book published in the UK and it has a more UK/Euro emphasis. The plants which are recommended are in -some- cases, considered non-native and in some few cases, invasive, in parts of the USA. Readers in North America should investigate the species before importing into their own gardens (which should be a given no matter -what- garden journal is being consulted). 

The book is logically arranged in chapters: basic introduction with botanical concepts and culture basics, an almanac arranged by seasons with good advice for pollinator support year round, and a lovely well considered chapter on observation of wildlife at different times of the day/year. 

It's very well written and plant suggestions are accompanied by proper nomenclature throughout. The photography in the entire volume is *stunning* (the author is an experienced and celebrated wildlife photographer). The author/publisher have also included a glossary and cross referenced index.

Five stars. Beautifully written and photographed. It would make a good choice for public library acquisition, gardening club, allotment/community garden, and home use.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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