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Title:
Hummingbird gardens : turning your yard into hummingbird heaven
Author:
Kress, Stephen W.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2000.
Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : glittering garments of the rainbow / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbird biology for gardeners : lifestyles of the nectar sippers / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbirds of North America / Linda Hassier Kaufman -- Hummingbird moths : marvelous masqueraders / Stephen W. Kress -- Designing a hummingbird garden : 15 ways to keep them coming / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbird feeders / Stephen W. Kress -- Encyclopedia of hummingbird plants / Stephen W. Kress ... [et al.] -- Nursery sources.
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ISBN:
9781889538167
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Add vibrant color to your small piece of the planet-and help ensure a brighter future for North America's tiniest birds. Hummingbirds enliven your garden with their glittering colors and bold, inquisitive personalities, as they dash from one tempting bloom to the next. This book shows you how to attract hummingbirds to your yard by planting the flowers they love. Like all Brooklyn Botanic Garden handbooks, it features organic and sustainable gardening practices. What's inside: How to entice hummingbirds to visit your garden and get them to linger there, A spectacularly illustrated encyclopedia of hummingbirds found in the United States and Canada, A gardener's guide to hummingbird behavior, An encyclopedia of ravishing hummingbird plants, Tips for installing a hummingbird feeder, Mail-order sources of native plants that hummingbirds love, and much more. Book jacket.


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Booklist Review

The latest in Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Twenty-first-century Gardening series tells readers how to attract hummingbirds by planting their favorite flowers. Kress begins by explaining the birds' migration and feeding habits, extraordinary flying abilities, high IQ, courtship rituals, and nest-building techniques, then provides an illustrated encyclopedia of 18 hummingbird species found in the U.S. and Canada. Each entry includes information on the bird's native range, preferred habitats, migration, and nesting habits. Four so-called hummingbird moths, members of the sphinx moth family that are hummer look-alikes, are also described. The authors cite 15 practical steps to create an ideal hummingbird garden, and offer advice on installing a feeder and information about hummingbird-attracting plants, delineating the plant's native habitat, growth type, hardiness zones, flower color, height, blooming period, and growing instructions. Heaven indeed! --George Cohen


Table of Contents

Stephen W. KressStephen W. KressLynn Hassler KaufmanStephen W. KressStephen W. KressStephen W. KressStephen W. KressJesse GranthamLynn Hassler KaufmanBeth Huning
"Glittering Garments of the Rainbow"p. 4
Hummingbird Biology for Gardeners: Lifestyles of the Nectar Sippersp. 7
Hummingbirds of North Americap. 13
Rare Visitorsp. 32
Hummingbird Moths: Marvelous Masqueradersp. 34
Designing a Hummingbird Garden: 15 Ways to Keep Them Comingp. 40
Hummingbird Feedersp. 46
Encyclopedia of Hummingbird Plants:
For the Northeast and Midwestp. 50
For the Southeastp. 60
For the Western Mountains and Desertsp. 72
For the Pacific Coastp. 86
For More Informationp. 100
Nursery Sourcesp. 102
Contributorsp. 104
USDA Hardiness Zone Mapp. 106
Indexp. 107

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