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Gardening with The Library

Tuesday June 15th, 2021

Warm temperatures are here and the frost is over!

The warmer temperatures have made the soil perfect for sowing seeds as it allows for fast germination. Some possibilities for your home garden include squash, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, or herbs. If you would rather plant flowers, there are many varieties you can choose from such as sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnia.

A child holding peas freshly picked from a home garden.

Check out gardening books at The Library! The 630 section of non-fiction books is a good place to get started. You can also search for articles by visiting dcls.org and clicking on Research & Resources and choosing “Research.”

Two of the most helpful research tools there are EBSCO Host and Science Reference Center. Both resources, have full-text articles that could answer your questions about creating a vegetable or flower garden.

EBSCO HostScience Reference Center

If you are feeling really ambitious, check out 684-690 in the non-fiction shelves for ideas on building accents to your garden or yard. You can find DIY books on building bird houses, arbors, water gardens, fire pits, decks and much more so you can enjoy the outdoors, smell the flowers and snack on veggies you grew yourself.

Written by Kim, Information Services

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