Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ground Hog Day

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter. Okay so that’s not great news for gardeners, but readers won’t mind, will we? Here to sustain, encourage and inspire you are six new books in the library:

The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn by John Greenlee. Timber, 2009
Thinking of weaning yourself from the sod this year? Check out the possibilities…

The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener’s Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking by Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland.
This will warm you up and get you cooking too!

Looking Closely Around The Pond by Frank Serafini. Kids Can, 2010
The absolute favorite among our botany students aged 5 to 8 years.

Power of Gardens by Nancy Goslee Power. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009.
California dreaming anyone?

The Sibley Guide to Trees written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley.
Sibley, bird illustrator extraordinaire, tackles trees beautifully just in time to prepare you for a springtime stroll through the park.

Succulent Container Gardens by Debra Lee Baldwin. Timber, 2010
So many times we get asked about the beautiful and unusual succulents growing here at The Hort.

Booklist from Katherine Powis, Librarian

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