Spring has sprung and it's time to pull out those cultivators and start beautifying your backyard.
There are a number of great books on the market that can minimize the work needed to create or reopen your water garden, start a vegetable garden or attract beautiful birds to your backyard. Study up and save time and money this year.
- Creating Your Water Garden Book
- Master Book of the Water Garden
- Animal Planet Set Up and Care of Garden Ponds Book
- Water Gardening Basics
- Water Gardening in Containers
- Hummingbirds of N.A. Bird Book - my favorite!
Besides being objects of wonder, hummingbirds, says Sheri L. Williamson in the Peterson Field Guide: Hummingbirds of North America, are unique to the New World, range in size from the smallest warm-blooded animal (Cuba's Bee Hummingbird) to outsizing songbirds (South America's Giant Hummingbird), can fly backwards and side to side, and still defy category among ornithological types. The habits, habitats, migratory patterns, physical traits, diet, mating practices, where to find them in short, all the information that a good wildlife guide offers are the stuff of Williamson's book. Clear, engaging prose and 180 full color photographs make this a natural for birdwatchers everywhere.
The book covers over 30 species of hummingbirds that regularly occur in the United States or have the potential for occurence as vagrants from Mexico. It is entirely a photographic guide which has both advantages and disadvantages from paintings or illustrations.