Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens Herb Gardening

April Showers bring Reading Hours, but they also bring may flowers as the saying goes. This is the time of year when we begin dreaming of warm days in the garden and look to see what’s new in the gardening section. There has been huge interest by those living in urban areas to grow their own food. The library has many items on growing vegetables and recently we have acquired new books on herb gardening. Better Homes and Gardens Herb Gardening is one such book.

The variety of information on herb gardens that is found in this book is astonishing. Herb gardens come in all shapes and sizes. As well as the many ways to add herbs to the yard are lists of herbs that can add colour to the garden, herbs that can be paired with other plants; how to harvest them; and everything a novice or experienced gardener could want to know. The last half of the book is an encyclopedia of herbs that tells the reader what is the best site, and the planting, growing and harvesting specifics.

If growing herbs is in your plans this summer, a visit to the library is a good way to help that green thumb.

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