Spring Has Sprung

Spring is finally here and it is time to get your gardens back into summer-shape.  Fortunately, we have bunch of great materials at the Bellingham Public Library to help you out!  Check out the highlights from our Spring into Gardening list that will get you on the top of your gardening game in no time:

A Garden of Marvels by Ruth KassingerA Garden of Marvels Book Cover

In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, the author of Paradise Under Glass gives us a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today’s extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab.


Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Niki  JabbourGroundbreaking Food Gardens Book Cover

Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated.


Plantiful by Kristin GreenPlantiful Book Cover

A bountiful garden is easy to create, and gardeners can save big by choosing plants that grow quickly and spread vigorously. The fragrant stems and dusty-blue flower spikes of anise hyssop will pop up throughout the garden when the plant goes to seed. A cascade of golden Japanese forest grass is a fast but well-contained spreader. And when you add frost-tender plants to the mix, you’ll open the door to an even wider world of possibilities.


Small Space Garden Ideas by Philippa PearsonSmall Space Garden Ideas Book Cover

Perfect for people who have little space to garden, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. Small Space Garden Ideas is full of creative ideas for making use of every growing space available. From windowsills and hanging baskets to rooftop containers and vertical gardens, Small Space Garden Ideas shows you how to create a dream garden, through step-by-step projects from start to finish.


Looking for more fun and useful reading lists?  Check out our Staff Picks today!


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