Co-authored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professor Marjorie Peronto, this comprehensive full-color book is a must-read for gardeners. Horticulture experts Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto share their own experiences in gardening for biodiversity, placing a strong emphasis on insect diversity as a bellwether of success. The Life in Your Garden also describes the functional plants of a garden (with recommendations for understory trees and shrubs throughout North America) and their relationship with garden life, introducing the concept of a garden insectary. 320 pages. 2016.
From Tilbury House Publishers