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Spring has sprung! Now is the time to start plotting your gardens, put things on the ground, get to know the earth again. Check out these great books and garden inspired stories to get in the mood to garden.


Shawna Coronado
Description: Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens. The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but garden author Shawna Coronado will tell you that a hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. Every hack is completely organic and environmentally friendly. Each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it so you can improve your garden and promote green living values right at home.
Call Number: 635 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Lucy London, Christa Pierce
Description: To grow a peaceful garden, wait for the last frost (just kiss the cold good-bye!). Now dig yourself a patch. From choosing seeds and digging holes to watering the plants and giving them sunlight, A Peaceful Garden shows readers just what a garden needs to grow, with two cats as guides.
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Marta McDowell
Description: Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter's love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener's biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler's guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter's gardens today.
Call Number: 712.6094 McD
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Leslie Buck
Call Number: 635.092 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
R. J Ruppenthal
Call Number: 635 Rup
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Joel Hershman, Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Description: When British convict Colin is placed in an experimental program to finish his prison sentence, all he wants is peace. But after his wise elderly roommate introduces him to gardening, Colin uncovers a surprising talent and passion for plants.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
James Wong, Jason Ingram (Photographer), Tobatron
Description: Gardeners can be disappointed by the insipid flavor of the vegetables and fruit that they have so carefully nurtured. The problem, according to botanist James Wong, is that many conventional gardening practices are based on pure myth or faulty science. They create bumper crops at the expense of flavor and nutrition. It doesn't have to be that way. After trial and error of cutting-edge horticultural techniques and extensive review of more than 2,000 journal papers from around the globe, Wong turns the tables on old-school advice with a radical new system that transforms the flavor and nutrition of homegrown produce.
Call Number: 635 Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis
Description: You can make your garden more productive by discovering the often overlooked usefulness of petals, leaves, roots, seeds and fruits as teas, dyes, floral arrangements, and so much more. Bittner has arranged the book according to the growing seasons, so that you have ideas the whole year round.
Call Number: 641.657 Bit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Melinda Myers, Teaching Company
Call Number: KIT 635 Mye
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Charlotte Adelman, Bernard L. Schwartz
Call Number: 635.9517 Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
Description: For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.
Call Number: J 641.65 Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
Description: An "alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: 712 Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Holly Farrell
Description: What do avocados, apples, mangos and tomatoes have in common? The answer is that they can all be grown at home, for free, from pits that you would otherwise throw into the recycling bin. Plants from Pits shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables, indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This complete guide covers everything from the science of how plants grow to how to deal with pests and other problems. Find out what to grow, what to grow it in and when and where to grow it for the best results.
Call Number: 635 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Rebecca Kolls, Hearst-Argyle Television Productions, Starlight Home Entertainment (Firm), NBC Home Video (Firm)
Description: A compilation of segments on basic gardening from the TV show Rebecca's garden.
Call Number: 635.9 Reb v.1
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
James Hitchmough
Description: Sowing Beauty describes a revolutionary way to create beautiful, ecologically based plantings. James Hitchmough shows how to create seed mixtures that, once sown, require only simple-low-intensity maintenance to mature into stable communities. For anyone interested in a naturalistic landscape, the techniques detailed in this work are the next frontier.--From cover.
Call Number: 635.9676 Hit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
John H. Tullock
Description: If you don't have a large yard in which to grow crops, you can grow your own fresh and nutritious vegetables with an inexpensive, space-saving straw bale garden. Shows you the ins and outs of growing a garden in bales of straw, from planning and constructing it to fertilizing and dealing with potential pests.
Call Number: 635 Tul
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Robin Stockwell, Kathleen Norris Brenzel
Description: From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements.
Call Number: 635.9525 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Margaret Roach
Description: Margaret Roach has harvested thirty years of backyard parables - deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper - and distilled them in this memoir. After ruminating on the bigger picture in And I Shall Have Some Peace There, Roach returns to the garden and uses her fundamental understanding of the natural world, philosophy, and life to explore the ways that gardening saved and instructed her.
Call Number: LP 635 Roa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan
Description: Youngsters explore the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. Story based on the Children's Garden in Seattle.
Call Number: E Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Andy Vernon
Call Number: 635.9 Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
Daniel Stewart (Narrator), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Call Number: 712.60942 Que
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 22, 2018
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101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions To Improve Any Garden
Shawna Coronado
635 Cor
Planting In A Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities For Resilient Landscapes
Thomas Rainer, Claudia West
712 Rai
A Peaceful Garden
Lucy London, Christa Pierce
E Lon
Plants From Pits: Pots Of Plants For The Whole Family To Enjoy
Holly Farrell
635 Far
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants And Places That Inspired The Classic Children's Tales
Marta McDowell
712.6094 McD
Rebecca's Garden: Volume 1, Basic Gardening [DVD]
Rebecca Kolls, Hearst-Argyle Television Productions, Starlight Home Entertainment (Firm), NBC Home Video (Firm)
635.9 Reb v.1
Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship In The Gardens Of Kyoto
Leslie Buck
635.092 Buc
Sowing Beauty: Designing Flowering Meadows From Seed
James Hitchmough
635.9676 Hit
Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener's Guide To Year-round Growing, Fermenting, And Sprouting
R. J Ruppenthal
635 Rup
Straw Bale Gardening
John H. Tullock
635 Tul
Greenfingers [DVD]
Joel Hershman, Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Comedy
Succulents: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing, Designing, And Growing 200 Easy-care Plants
Robin Stockwell, Kathleen Norris Brenzel
635.9525 Sto
Grow For Flavor
James Wong, Jason Ingram (Photographer), Tobatron
635 Won
The Backyard Parables: Lessons On Gardening, And Life [Large Print]
Margaret Roach
LP 635 Roa
Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants
Stefani Bittner, Alethea Harampolis
641.657 Bit
The Children's Garden: Growing Food In The City
Carole Lexa Schaefer, Pierr Morgan
E Sch
How To Grow Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone
Melinda Myers, Teaching Company
KIT 635 Mye
The Flower-Powered Garden: Supercharge Your Borders And Containers With Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations
Andy Vernon
635.9 Ver
Midwestern Native Shrubs And Trees: Gardening Alternatives To Nonnative Species : An Illustrated Guide
Charlotte Adelman, Bernard L. Schwartz
635.9517 Ade
The Queen's Garden [DVD]
Daniel Stewart (Narrator), PBS Distribution (Firm)
712.60942 Que
Plant, Cook, Eat!: A Children's Cookbook
Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
J 641.65 Arc