Fall is the time to plant trees. If you’re thinking about putting in a new shade tree or maybe some fruit trees, check out Tending Your Garden: a Year-Round Guide to Garden Maintenance by Gordon and Mary Hayward. When I was researching ideas for expanding my backyard apple orchard, I happened to dig up this little gem of a book.
It’s almost spring. Time to start thinking about getting your garden ready. The library has lots of books on planting, everything from fruit trees to vegetables. MCPL also has plenty of books on subjects from container gardening to how to take care of your flower gardens. And, MCPL carries a wide variety of how-to videos. MCPL offers programs on building a sidewalk garden. If you can imagine it, MCPL probably has something to help.