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August Gardening

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Books, City Library

August GardensIf August turns out to be as hot and humid as this July we hope to continue finding people enjoying the cool library environment and borrowing items to use indoors. Gardeners who find it too uncomfortable to work outside may enjoy some of our books – not to dig and plant necessarily but to bone up on gardening topics and ideas. Container gardening can still be undertaken and our collections include informative books by the American Horticultural Society. The Container Gardening Encyclopedia is a weighty tome that is a visual treat to peruse. It covers window boxes, balconies and patio projects as well as all the plants one might dream of using. The library also has books on water gardens, rock gardens and window gardens.

A more armchair type of book is The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. This book club favorite is a true account of orchid smugglers, con men, and obsessive collectors who sometimes die in pursuit of unique plants. With this title you can “garden” while in retreat from the heat! So don’t let the “end of summer” dearth get you down. There’s still time to garden, to dabble, and to learn. See you at the library.


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