Spring into Gardening

Posted on April 5, 2011. Filed under: Nonfiction | Tags: , |

Spring is finally here, and people are beginning to plan and plant their gardens. Whether you have your own garden or are participating in Oakton’s community garden, why not check out some of the new organic gardening books at Oakton’s Library for some helpful hints and gardening guidelines.

Organic Gardening
Geoff Hamilton

“Shows you how to grow delicious, healthy produce and beautiful plants, while turning your garden into a chemical-free haven for children, pets, and wildlife. Includes practical advice and step-by-step photographs and artworks — a user-friendly starter guide for novices and an essential reference for experienced gardeners” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics).

Organic Gardening for Dummies
by Ann Whitman, Suzanne DeJohn, the editors of the National Gardening Association

“Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden’s impact on both the environment and the wallet” (Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics).

– posted by Gretchen Schneider

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