by Dee Hare, Librarian
If the advent of spring has you itching to work in your yard or start planning your garden, check out some of the new titles we’ve recently received at the library. They include:
The Layered Garden by David Culp is a how-to book based on the garden at Brandywine Cottage. It offers tips on creating a beautiful, layered garden in every season as it shows you how to combine heirloom daffodils and other spring flowers that will eventually give way to lovely Asian wildflowers during the winter.
Gardening with Water by James van Sweden shows that no garden is too small to benefit from the soothing qualities of water. It covers everything from birdbaths and small fountains to waterfalls, swimming pools, lily pools, and water edges. Practical questions are addressed: what to plant, where to plant and how to build. Clear instructions are supplemented by illustrations, extensive diagrams and a detailed glossary of trees, plants, and flowers.
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama tells how the Frist Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House’s South Lawn to raise awareness about childhood obesity. This beautifully photographed book also gives gardening tips, recipes and advice for making healthy food choices for every meal.
Trees, Shrubs and Hedges for Home Landscaping by Jacqueline Heriteau gives the reader the author’s secrets for selecting and caring for the plantings that make up your landscaping. Plant recommendations are based on their beauty, availability, ease of maintenance and resistance to pests and disease and are broken down by all regions of the U.S.
Gardening 1-2-3 has been compiled by experts from The Home Depot. Using thousands of full-color photographs, they show the reader how to understand the growing conditions for their individual region. It also describes the steps in preparing, planting and maintaining your soil. In addition to regular garden and lawn care, this volume offers sections on container gardening and houseplants.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.