Saturday, February 26, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~ Ruth Stout

The days are longer, the temperature is slowly rising, and the snow is melting. Though there will still be plenty of slushy days ahead, we know many of you are fired up and ready to start gardening!

Here's a brief list of favorites recommended by the members of the East Hampton Belltown Garden Club**, accompanied by a few similar titles you might also enjoy.

One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein**
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
Small Plot, High Yield Gardening by Sal Gilberti
Gardener's Color Palette by Tom Fischer**
365 Days of Garden Color by Philip Edinger
Color in the Garden by P. Allen Smith
Complete Guide to Growing Tomatoes by Cherie Everhart**
American Tomato by Robert Hendrickson
The Heirloom Tomato by Amy Goldman
Flower Arranging the American Way by Nancy D'Oench**
Decorating with Flowers by Paula Pryke
Flowers Chic and Cheap by Carlos Mota
Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses by Adrain Bloom**
The Perennial Care Manual by Nancy Ondra
Native Plants of the Northeast by Donald Leopold**

More to come on the gardening topic, planning ahead for gardening season, and our ongoing collaboration with East Hampton Belltown Garden Club.