I’ve just read Betsy S. Franz’s “How to Take Care of Your Share of the Planet; Exploring, Restoring and Protecting Your Share of Planet Earth” and found it full of advice for new home owners and beginning gardeners.
From buying or attracting beneficial garden insects and practicing water conservation to composting, Franz makes gardening sound enjoyable – which it is supposed to be. She advises keeping a gardening journal, and includes lists of plants for butterflies, birds and hummingbirds in this slim 91-page publication.
A wonderful gift for experienced gardeners to pass on to newbies (and keep a copy in their own libraries!).