內容簡介 Neighboring with Nature is a gardening guide for people eager to foster a closer relationship with their local landscapes by planting gardens designed both for their ecological and aesthetic values. We have reached the point where our plantings can no longer be just ornamental or edible; we need to explore ways to increase natural areas and enhance biological diversity by connecting neighborhood gardens, yards, and community green spaces. This will reduce habitat fragmentation and provide a safe place for movement of the plants and pollinators that help maintain healthy ecosystems.The diversity of native herbs can offer something of interest to satisfy the mind, body, and spirit of every type of person. Along with all those attributes, wherever they grow, native and nonnative herbs contribute to the development of sustainable earth-friendly communities by attracting beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife. This book will show you how to "neighbor with nature" for your benefit and the benefit of wildlife.