The Berger Bungalow: The Bee-Friendly Garden

The Bee-Friendly Garden
Posted on:3.25.2016

The other month, I read an article stating that bees are dying at an alarming rate. At first, I didn’t really care much because I’m allergic to some bees, but I kept reading on, and it mentioned that bees are critical pollinators: they are responsible for seventy percent of the produce that we consume every day. This means that if bees were to go extinct, our diets would suffer tremendously. I think it is so interesting - my mindset went from not liking bees at all to wanting to protect them, so when I was given the opportunity to review the book, The Bee-Friendly Garden, I was extremely excited! 

The Bee-Friendly Garden is written by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn. Kate Frey is an award winning garden designer, while Gretchen LeBuhn is a bee expert. The women bring their knowledge together by providing an extremely well-written, educational book that any gardener, or other person wanting to be more environmentally-friendly and help our world thrive would love.

The book is divided into six chapters to make for easier reading: Our Friends, the Bees, Plants for Your Bee-Friendly Garden, Bee-Friendly Plants for Edible Gardens, Bee Garden Basics, Designing Your Bee Garden, and Beyond Your Backyard - Becoming a Bee Activist. Because of the layout, it is easy to read, and also illustrated with gorgeous pictures throughout of bees, and different types of flowers and plants. It would be a gorgeous book to place on your coffee table!

I definitely recommend reading this book. Every person should be aware of the dangers of dying bees. The Bee-Friendly Garden not only tells us what we can do to help keep the bees around, but it goes into detail about the different types of bees and wasps, it tells us why we need bees, and it also tells us why having a bee-friendly garden is essential!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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