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Garden Dreams

With the recent days of warm weather, have you had a hankering to get your hands into some soil? It may be too early to do some planting, but the library is an all-weather institution! Take a look at some of our newer gardening books to hold you over until we can really start working outside. (Click on the titles of the books to find them in our online catalog.)

Houseplants and Container Gardens
Container and Fragrant Gardens : How to Enliven Spaces with Containers and Make the Most of Scented Plants by Peter Loewer
How to Make a Plant Love You : Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart by Summer Rayne Oakes
The Language of Houseplants: Plants for Home and Healing by Cheralyn Darcey
Modern Container Gardening : How to Create a Stylish Small-Space Garden Anywhere by Isabelle Palmer
Small Garden Style: A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers by Isa Hendry Eaton

Flower Gardens
Floratopia : 110 Flower Garden Ideas for your Yard, Patio, or Balcony by Jan Johnsen
Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening : A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual Varieties by Matt Mattus
Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies by Jaret Daniels

Vegetable Gardens
Grow Food for Free by Huw Richards
How to Grow Your Own Food : An Illustrated Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardening by Angela S. Judd
Your Edible Yard : Landscaping with Fruits an Vegetables by Crystal Stevens

Sometimes you just want to look at a pretty garden
Adventures in Eden : An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe by Carolyn Mullet
Garden for All Seasons : Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood by Kate Markert
Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon by Linda Jane Holden
Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago by Benjamin Leonhardt, Jr.
A Year at Brandywine Cottage : Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty and Blooms by David L. Culp

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