It looks like spring is finally here! It’s time to stuff our winter coats and boots back into the closet and start thinking about the warm, lazy days of summer. Now that the weather is warmer, maybe you’re considering sprucing up your yard and patio. Why not add a garden to your yard?
You could plant some flowers to add color to your yard, or maybe you’ve always dreamed about putting in a vegetable garden. No matter the size of your yard or your level of gardening expertise, you can experience the satisfaction of seeing your backyard come to life and even eating vegetables that you grew yourself.
If you need some inspiration, look no further than the library’s catalog, then go out and get your hands dirty!
Everything you could ever want to know about gardening can be found here, whether your garden is your entire yard or just a few containers. You’ll learn about soil, garden design, harvesting, and more!
Everyone has killed a plant, but if you feel like you’ve killed more plants than most people, read this book and learn how to build your green thumbs.
If you’re not ready to till your backyard, consider growing some plants in containers. This book contains lots of practical advice for growing a garden in a small space and includes specific and easy-to-follow instructions.
Grow Something Different to Eat by Matthew Biggs
Maybe you’re an established gardener who wants to shake up their gardening routine a bit. Go beyond tomatoes and try some orange eggplant, white strawberries, or hyacinth beans! Besides unusual edible plants to grow, you’ll also find advice on growing in a variety of garden situations and preserving your harvest.
Terrarium: 33 Glass Gardens to Make Your Own by Anna Bauer
If an outdoor garden just isn’t for you, maybe a terrarium will be more to your liking. Each of the projects included are inspired by ecosystems around the world, and you’ll learn how to create your own miniature indoor garden with step-by-step instructions included.