Friday, February 12, 2016

The Bee-Friendly Garden BOOK GIVEAWAY

 Well, this is exciting! About 6 months ago I was contacted by Ten Speed Press to see if I would be willing to contribute some photos of my bee-friendly garden. Of course I said yes and then I sort of forgot about it until last week when I received an email from the publisher telling me the book had been released and my copy was on its way. 

This book was written by Sustainable Gardens designer and expert, Kate Frey and Professor Gretchen Lebuhn, of San Francisco State University and co-author of Attracting Native Pollinators and The Common Bees of California.  What an honor to be in such good company as these two dedicated women.

The book is a buzzing hive of information for the novice and experienced gardener alike.

My bee-friendly border in Mid July

 If you are a gardener who is sensitive to the issues we face due to the declining bee population you''ll love the intensive list of bee-friendly annuals, perennials and shrubs. You may even have some of them in your garden already. If you're mostly a landscape only type of gardener, you'll be inspired to add more bee-friendly plants to your garden space, sure to bring more pollinators and color to your landscape.

Featured Photo ( pg 168) late August, early September bee-friendly border.
 Or, maybe you're like me and want to cultivate every bit of  bare space in your yard into a brimming, buzzing flower field. 

Where ever you are in your gardening goals, I know you'll enjoy The Bee-Friendly Garden for its beautiful photography, ( gorgeous full-color gardens on every page) and mounds of information about how to plan and plant your just-right bee garden. 

I can't keep all this goodness to myself, so I'm
  giving away a copy to one lucky winner! 

Leave me a note and tell me what bee-friendly plants you already grow! 


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