by Beth Cronk, Litchfield head librarian
The Meeker County Horticultural Society has given a generous donation to the four libraries in Meeker County to purchase new gardening books. These books have been arriving recently, ready to be checked out. Members of the horticultural society assisted in choosing the books.
At the Litchfield Library, the books are Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies by Christopher Kline, The Downsized Veggie Garden: How to Garden Small WhereverYou Live, Whatever Your Space by Kate Copsey, Essential Pruning Techniques:Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers by George E. Brown, Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden by Lynn M. Steiner, The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening, Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility by Michael Phillips, The Perennial Matchmaker: Create Amazing Combinations with Your Favorite Perennials by Nancy J. Ondra, Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It… Garden Anywhere by Tara Nolan, RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines, Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style by Joseph Tychonievich, Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees by Lori Weidenhammer, and The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy Disabato-Aust.
New to the Dassel Library collection are 100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive by the Xerces Society, and Teeny Tiny Gardening: 35 Step-by-Step Projects and Inspirational Ideas for Gardening in Tiny Spaces by Emma Hardy.
The additions to the Grove City Library are Drought-Resistant Planting: Lessons from Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden by Beth Chatto, and Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener’s Guide to Selecting the Best Varieties & Planting the Perfect Amounts for What You Want to Eat Year-Round by Barbara Pleasant.
The titles added to the Cosmos Library collection are The Children’s Garden: Loads of Things to Make & Grow by Matthew Appleby, and Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden by Jenny Rose Carey.
These new books can be found on the libraries’ shelves of new arrivals. All of these books are also available to be ordered by anyone in the library system, to be picked up at your nearest library. Many other gardening books are available on the shelves in our local libraries, some donated in the past by the horticultural society.
Thank you to the Meeker County Horticultural Society for making so many beautiful and practical books available to the gardeners in our area!