Spring has sprung, and if you’re eager to get out of the house and into the garden, the library has resources for you.
Start with some inspiration from notable gardens around Iowa. The Master Gardeners of Linn County are wrapping up their Tuesday evening talks at Ladd Library on March 29 at 6:30 pm with a presentation on public gardens in the state.
The Master Gardeners will be back April 21 at 6 pm at the Downtown Library with a special presentation from Megan Cain. Better Homes and Gardens named her popular Creative Vegetable Gardener blog one of the Top 10 Garden Blogs of 2016.
This fun and interactive workshop will teach you how to have your earliest harvest ever in spring, keep the momentum going in summer through succession planting, and have a robust fall garden that feeds you all the way to holiday gatherings. Using simple techniques, you can extend the fruits of your labor into more months of the year so you’re getting the most food possible from your garden. Register today for your spot.
If you’re looking for more gardening inspiration and information, we have books for all ages, whether you’re a novice or an expert.
Here are a few selections for beginning gardeners:
More experienced gardeners can expand their gardening horizons with books on everything from creating your own compost to breeding your own vegetable varieties:
And families can start growing together with these books on gardening for kids:
Want a hands-on resource? Place a hold on a “Grow It! Spark Kit”, which comes complete with a few packs of seeds to get you started.