Anyone who gardens knows how snails, aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars can damage vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees. But not many of us know that ground beetles eat caterpillars, not plants; that dragonflies feed on mosquitoes; that parasitic wasps prey on tomato hornworms. In this delightful guide to the world of beneficial insects, Starcher, an artist and avid gardener, shows us how to identify the "good guys" and encourage them to reside in our gardens. "Altogether delightful."--Newark Star-Ledger; "A fact-filled, charmingly illustrated guide."--American Bookseller. A GARDEN BOOK CLUB selection.
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Alison Mia Starcher is a professional illustrator, specializing in plants and insects. Her work appears regularly in the Southern California Gardener. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Book Description Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1995. Second printing. 8vo. Cloth. 54 p. Color illustrations. A beautifully illustrated book which pays tribute to the beneficial insects that gardeners love. New in new dust jacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # LL-b1085-09
Book Description Algonquin Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11156512071X
Book Description Algonquin Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 156512071X