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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Dig Into Gardening

hand shovel sprinkling dirt into a garden

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and create your own slice of paradise? Look no further than our collection of gardening books. Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, our collection has something for everyone. Discover the secrets to cultivating a stunning rose garden, growing your own vegetables, or creating a peaceful oasis in your backyard. Our books are filled with expert tips and beautiful photographs to inspire and guide you on your gardening journey. From beginners' guides to advanced techniques, these books have everything you need to transform your outdoor space into a lush, vibrant haven.

book cover featuring plant themed cowboy bootsNeil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening

by Neil Sperry

Discusses the basics of gardening in Texas, covering topics such as soil, climate, feeding, and pruning; offers advice on landscape planning; and provides detailed information about trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

book cover of how to garden when you rent

How to Garden When You Rent

by Matthew Pottage

Combines creative ideas with gardening expertise specifically tailored to renters who might only have a balcony or tiny yard to create a small, beautiful outdoor oasis without spending too much money, time, or effort.

homegrown herbs in potsHomegrown Herb Garden

by Lisa Baker Morgan and Ann McCormick

Take your home cooking to the next level by incorporating fresh homegrown herbs! You don't need lots of space for a huge herb garden, and you don't need to spend a lot of money on fresh herbs at the grocery store or farmers' market. With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them.

succulents for beginners featuring a pot of mixed succulentsSucculents for Beginners

by Misa Matsuyama

Succulents for Beginners is the perfect introduction to this friendly and forgiving plant family. Misa Matsuyama--the bestselling author of The Gardener's Guide to Succulents--shows you how to plant and maintain the most popular varieties of succulents and cacti with reassuring advice and minimum fuss...The month-by-month format and simple yet thorough instructions will have you referring to this handy resource again and again. Gorgeous photos and helpful tips invite you to bring more and more of these plants into your life.

Cover of The New Plant Parent

by Darryl Cheng

Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants for indoor gardeners everywhere. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. The New Plant Parent covers all the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, containers, and recommended species. 

Title Maker.Garden

by Kerry Allen

From the smallest to the largest of spaces - whether a window box, balcony, or acres of land - a garden can be elevated from everyday to extraordinary with this selection of makes that will transform and make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you're a DIY novice or handy with a hammer, Maker.Garden will help you to develop your skillset from scratch and build your confidence with tools or add to your expertise, making your garden a comfortable and stylish haven.

Cover or The Month-By-Month Gardening Guide

by Granz Böhmig

This is a compendium of practical advice for the home gardener, arranged by month. The individual bits of advice for each month are arranged as follows: general advice; advice for the vegetable garden (including herbs); and advice for ornamental plants (further subdivided into the outdoor garden, terrace and balcony, and windowsill and houseplants). There is also a massive section of charts at the back of the book. The advice is applicable to U.S. gardens in Zones 4-8 and is supplemented by helpful, accurate line drawings.

all-new square foot gardening cover featuring tomato plants in boxesAll New Square Foot Gardening

by Mel Bartholomew

Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. 

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*Please note: what books are featured on display changes on the 1st of each month. To browse gardening books after April 1, 2023, please stop by the Library or search our full catalog online.

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