Spring is Coming!
February 11, 2011
With the cold and snowy winter weather we've "enjoyed" so far this year, the upcoming thaw, as the temperatures rise into the 40s and 50s, is a welcome relief.
As we get closer and closer to springtime, my thoughts--and perhaps yours too--turn to gardens. I planted many bulbs last fall, so I am eagerly waiting for the daffodils, tulips, and irises to show up. My friend Cate has been planning a garden for the yard; she's been poring over the Gurney's and Burpee seed catalogs to decide what vegetables, fruits, and herbs to plant. We're both looking forward to a huge harvest of great home-grown tomatoes!
The library has many books on all kinds of gardening topics. We have books about trees, shrubs, herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers, perennials, and annuals. There are books about specific types of flowers (roses, for example) and plants. We also offer books that are written especially for gardeners in our locale. A couple of these titles are Month-by-Month Gardening in Missouri by Mike Miller and The Missouri Gardener's Companion by Becky Homan.
Whether you enjoy flowers or vegetables, whether you are a novice or an expert, come to your library for inspiration to make it through these last few weeks of winter's cold and gloom.
North Oak Branch