Friday, September 04, 2009

Fall Gardening

Planning for Next Year
Fall is a special season to plan for the future of your garden. The library has a wonderful selection of titles to help you grow a better garden, even if you are new to the hobby. Here's a short list and we welcome your recommendations.

Tracy Disabato-Aust's, 50 High-Impact Low Care Garden Plants delivers information regarding the necessary height/spread and sun/shade needs of fifty different plants.

Try The Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardner Year: A Seasonal Guide for Growing What You Eat by Graham Clarke, an especially useful title for grow-your-own planners.

Carolyn Hutchinson’s Time-Saving Gardener Tips & Essential Tasks will help you manage your seasonal time efficiently for better results.

100 Garden Tips & Time Savers by Walter Chandoha provides year round gardening information.

The Perennial Care Manual: A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do & When to Do It by Nancy J. Ondra contains beautiful choices tied to when-to information.

Surf's Up and Old Fashioned Phone
CT Agricultural Station
Plant Pathology & Ecology (203) 974-8606
Plant Inquiries (203) 974-8601
Soil Testing (203) 974-8521
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Help Line (BBG titles available)

Know Your Neighbors
We're sure you have noticed that East Hampton's Belltown Garden Club members regularly grace our library with beautiful and inventive arrangements of seasonal flowers and plants. The club regularly meets in the library's Community Room and also sponsors workshops and trips. To connect with local gardeners extraordinaire, contact Hollye Thomas at 860-992-5817 or Karen Galmon at 860-267-4169.

Nearby Gardening Centers
Paul & Sandy’s Too (East Hampton)
Jessica's Garden (Marlborough)
Pine Ledge Gardens (Portland)
Wheeler Farm Gardens (Portland)

Post by Bev Simmons