Gardening

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SJCPL Gardening Resources

New Gardening books on our Shelves

<div class="floatleft">Tending your garden</div> <div class="floatleft">American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants</div> <div class="floatleft">Kids' Container Gardening</div> <div class="floatleft">Square Foot Gardening</div>
You Grow Girl A-Z Encyclopedia
of Garden Plants
Kids' Container
Gardening
Square Foot
Gardening
<div class="floatleft">Easy Orchids</div> <div class="floatleft">The Garden Maker's Manual</div> <div class="floatleft">The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden</div>
Easy Orchids The Garden
Maker's Manual
The Moosewood Restaurant
Kitchen Garden

Gardening Magazine Subscriptions


Gardening Tips

Waking up to spring
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Avid gardeners are seeing signs of life in their gardens this time of year. Snowdrops and crocuses are done, hyacinths and daffodils are blooming, tulilps are in foliage and peony shoots are showing their red heads through the snow - no wait, rain - nope, snow after all.

This is a good time to clear any leaves and dead stems that appeared after fall clean up and apply new mulch to your flower beds. This helps stop the weeds before they even get started. It is also a good time to divide perennials like day lilies, hostas and iris - you may still even get flowers this year from the transplanted tubers and roots.

Check your tool cabinet for anything you are lacking. Good hand pruners, a potato fork, hoe and spade are basic garden tools that everyone should have. Gloves are good to spare your hands blisters while you dig, even if you like to have your fingers in the dirt planting. Kneeling pads, different shovels, rakes, garden cart, buckets or watering cans and hoses come in handy, as well.

Community Garden Resources

Farmer's Market

Visit the Farmer's Market for fresh, seasonal produce!

1105 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615

Open Year-round

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (May through September)
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Purdue Master Gardener

The Purdue Master Gardener Program provides residents of Indiana with training in a variety of horticultural subjects. Participants in the program then volunteer to serve as gardening educators in their communities. Local contact information is available on the web.



Definitions & History

The Wikipedia has some fascinating information about gardening and its history


Last updated: --Michael 1:42, 7 January 2006 (EST)

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