Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring Has Sprung?

Let's Hope So...
It's been a long, cold, snowy winter and a garden in all of its glory is something to look forward to. Here are but a few inspiring titles to help you revamp your garden or start a new one.

365 Days of Garden Color : Keeping Your Garden in Bloom by Philip Edinger [et al.] covers annuals and perennials, bulbs, roses, container gardening, and garden design in one useful volume.

Master gardener Barbara Pleasant offers up Starter Vegetable Gardens : 24 No-fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens, due for release this month. This how-to title offers great advice on stretching the seasons to harvest bumper crops.

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects promises to be an ideal choice for woodworkers (beginners welcomed) and presents 39 ideas for simple projects : from cold frames to compost bins; from planters to picnic tables, and trellises to tool storage. The title is due for release on April 7.

The American Horticultural Society's New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is big, beautiful, and filled with step-by-step instructions and information about latest gardening techniques. The book is comprehensive and well-organized.

Visit our gardening section for more suggestions on creating or transforming your own special garden, flower or food.
Post by Bev Simmons