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Spring is in the air. Time to get outside and start planning your garden. We have a variety of colorful and informative gardening guides to inform and inspire budding and experienced gardeners alike.
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Library Books for Beginner and Experienced Gardeners
The Kitchen Garden: A Month by Month Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables by Alan Buckingham
In tune with the popular move toward fresh, local, and homegrown food, "The Kitchen Garden" lets you get the most from your garden and helps to dramatically reduce the amount you spend on produce at the supermarket. It is the perfect companion for gardeners who want to turn their harvest into a meal while also seeking some measure of sustainability.
The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden by Ruth Rogers Clausen et. al.
The leading international plant brand provides aspiring horticulturists with the definitive guide to growing their own gardens with tips and advice on selecting a design and buying the right plants to add color and curb appeal.
Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Ziegler
In an introduction to one of the oldest, yet most radical, ways to improve and beautify a vegetable garden, the author walks readers through the ins and outs of planting flowers and vegetables together, from how it works to which plants go together.
Grow What You Love: 12 Food Plant Families to Change Your Life by Emily Murphy
As seen on NBC's "Today Show," this book is an accessible and inspiring guide that explores just how easy it is to grow your favorite produce and herbs.
Beginner Gardening Step by Step: A Visual Guide to Yard and Garden Basics from DK Publishing
Is your lawn full of weeds? Are your plants diseased? Is your flower bed forlorn? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends--or even a garden you can show off with pride?
This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself--all with photographic step-by-steps. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own fruits and vegetables, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden.
Looking for Gardening Inspiration?
Search the Library catalog using these terms:
- Organic Gardening
- Urban Gardening
- Gardening -- Handbooks
- Container Gardening
- Small Gardens
- Vegetable Gardening
- Raised Bed Gardening
- Gardening to attract wildlife
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