Will It Ever Be Spring - Really?
April 05, 2011
The weatherman says it is meteorological spring, but still I put on my jacket each morning. One night this week, I was compelled to bring my new basket of pansies inside, just in case. To temper my spring fever, I have been reading books about container gardening.
Joanna Harrison's book, The Container Gardener's Bible, has a photograph of a glazed flower pot planted with beautiful red stemmed Swiss chard. Just writing this blog is making me want to eat salad. Joe Provey's book, Successful Container Gardening, has stunning photos of pots filled with "a spiller, a filler, and a thriller", the three key ingredients for a spectacular potted plant arrangement. April is a good month to read some gardening books and then head to the nursery for seeds, plants, potting soil, and flower pots. Then, maybe the sun will come out.
If you don’t have a green thumb, the library has information about other spring activities such as bird watching, hiking, and the always needed spring cleaning. Stop by the library for some books to help you get ready for spring. Then take them out on the patio to read in the warmth of the sun!
Colbern Road Branch