Did you know that 99% of insects are “harmless to human life and endeavors?” Some are even beneficial to a garden, though you wouldn’t know it with all of the push for insecticides. Well, this book talks about some of those beneficial insects. It also has a little section dedicated to these little guys. There are sketches as well as a little informational blurb about these “beneficials.” Also, there is quite a large section in the book that outlines which plants attract beneficial insects and little tips for how to grow them.
There is also a nice little section which I enjoyed on how to plant a hedgerow in order to attract birds and wildlife. It is nice to think about gardening not only as a useful endeavor, but also as a way to provide shelter for wildlife. Really this book is so helpful that I do not want to return it. I will definitely be putting it back on hold so that I can read it again and glean more information from it.