Skip to content

How does your garden grow?

If warmer days are beckoning you out of doors, think about getting into your garden. And if you’re looking for inspiration or guidance, take advantage of the expert advice available at your local library. Books, DVDs, and amazing programs with Master Gardeners –you name it, we’ve got it.


Amazon Says: The AHS Encyclopaedia of Gardening Techniques is the definitive guide explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need, no matter where in North America you more...
Amazon Says: The AHS Encyclopaedia of Gardening Techniques is the definitive guide explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need, no matter where in North America you live. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, the leading US gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. It contains more than 2,000 clear and concise color illustrations supported by over 1,000 beautiful color photos. This book includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering; covers all plants including trees, flowers and shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs; shows how to create water features and patios and add lighting and includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, growing under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance, as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardener. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: This is a must-have for anyone looking for garden design ideas. Hundreds of full-color images are cleverly arranged to offer thousands of possible design solutions and inspira more...
Amazon Says: This is a must-have for anyone looking for garden design ideas. Hundreds of full-color images are cleverly arranged to offer thousands of possible design solutions and inspirations for any type of garden. The book includes gardens from all over the world and features projects by the best contemporary designers at work today, including Topher Delaney, James van Sweden, Piet Oudolf, Rick Darke, Sean Hogan, and many others. Alongside never-before-seen private gardens, the book also includes celebrated public spaces such as Manhattan’s High Line—a disused elevated freight track redesigned into innovative, naturalistic plantings—whose ideas can be adapted for the home garden.   The book is divided into four sections: “Connect” looks at design features that act either as connecting or dividing elements; “Divide” considers elements that can be used to create rooms within gardens; “Space” explores different spatial types; and “Styles” covers every type of garden style throughout history, from cottage gardens to today’s minimalist designs. Rounded out with a series of useful directories on designers, sources, and public gardens, this is the book for garden design ideas.  less...
Amazon

Garden Problem Solver by Rosemary Ward
Amazon Says: Garden Problem Solver is a comprehensive guide to establishing healthy growing conditions in your garden and tackling pests and diseases when they occur. This book identifies more...
Amazon Says: Garden Problem Solver is a comprehensive guide to establishing healthy growing conditions in your garden and tackling pests and diseases when they occur. This book identifies more than 280 common pests, diseases and problems offering a broad range of cultural, chemical and biological solutions. With detailed instructions on combating pests and diseases in ornamentals, vegetables and fruit and how to keep weeds at bay, you'll learn how to save money, time and effort. less...
Amazon

Amazon Says: Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant more...
Amazon Says: Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In this DVD a culmination of workshops recorded in Mexico, Florida, and Massachusetts plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to more than 100 species of little-known, underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such delights as ground cherry, ramps, air potatoes, the fragrant spring tree, and the much-sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as the goji berry), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and culinary satisfaction. Toensmeier also takes viewers on a plant-by-plant tour of his garden in Massachusetts. less...
Amazon
Print

Comment about this page...