Purcell Public Library
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 03:53
Composting is the ultimate recycling. Feel great about using kitchen scraps, yard waste and even junk mail! Find out how to create a working compost pile that will nourish flowers, shrubs and veggies at the Purcell Public Library on February 20th at 10:30 a.m. Now is the time to start for rich, dark compost for the spring and summer. While it's still chilly, do some armchair gardening with some of the gardening books you can find at the Purcell Library. Get your compost on with some of these.
Chace, a garden writer who has gardened in many of the USDA plant hardiness zones offers general information and tips to avoid or fix common gardening mistakes, from planting in the wrong place to over- or under-watering. The guide includes a list of the plant hardiness zones, metric conversions, suggested reading, online resources, and illustrations by Colleen Coover.
Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin turn the compost bin upside down with their liberating system of keeping compost heaps right in the garden, rather than in some dark corner behind the garage. The compost and the plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment. The authors' bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching, and even less planting. And here's one of the best parts no more backbreaking slogs from compost bin to garden.
Books in the "Horrible Habitats" series take readers on a tour of some of the world#146;s most disgusting habitats. Each book uses vivid photographs and exciting design to introduce readers to creepy and crawly creatures living in some unexpected places. Simple text, labels, and captions make these books appropriate and fun options for reluctant readers. Read this book to learn about the stinky and slimy creatures that call The Compost Heap their home.
Offers solutions to five hundred of the most commonly asked gardening questions, from cultivating heirloom vegetables and what to expect while composting to battling pests and growing plants in containers, providing complementary climate-zone maps.
In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 318,000 copies in print.