It’s that time of year again: clear out the leaves, shovel some compost, and start planning and planting your 2023 gardens! Your Library has books for every level of gardener and every type of garden.
If you missed our gardening book list in Johnson City Press this weekend, browse the list below to find some of our newest gardening books. You can discover even more in our catalog.
The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies
The Healing Garden is a comprehensive and lushly photographed guide to growing and using healing plants by Juliet Blankespoor, founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. This is the ultimate reference for anyone looking to bring the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants into their garden, kitchen, and home apothecary.
How a Garden Grows
Sometimes the best place to explore is your own backyard! Young kids love to explore their surroundings and the backyard is where they usually begin. How a Garden Grows by Miranda Kelly shows kids how food is grown, cared for, and harvested in a garden.
Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving
The critters that inhabit our gardens are overwhelmingly on our side. They pollinate flowers and vegetable crops and keep pests in check. In Garden Allies, Frederique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and how they keep your garden’s ecology in balance.
Companion Planting for Beginners
Did you know tomatoes produce a natural insecticide that helps protect carrots against pests? Or that planting mint near lettuce can repel slugs? Companion planting is the ideal way to avoid using chemicals, while still increasing your garden’s efficiency. In Companion Planting for Beginners, expert organic gardener Brian Lowell teaches you how to create a beautiful, vibrant and chemical-free vegetable garden.
Field Guide to Outside Style
In Field Guide to Outside Style, Ryan McEnaney shows you how to personalize your outdoor living space with the right plants, furnishings, and other design elements to create a space that reflects you perfectly, even if you’ve never sunk a shovel into the soil before.
A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for All Seasons
Sarah Raven’s A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for All Seasons reveals hundreds of hardworking flower varieties that make the garden sing each month, together with the practical tasks that ensure everything is planted, staked, and pruned at the right time.
The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-sustaining Garden Ecosystem
The Regenerative Garden by Stephanie Rose introduces you to backyard permaculture concepts and projects in an easy-to-follow, logical way. Each chapter represents a living element of the garden, capable of playing a valuable role in its constant regeneration.
All book descriptions are adapted from the publishers’ summaries.
Your Library’s staff loves giving book recommendations! If you need something new to read, we can help find books and authors that are perfect for you. Call (423) 434-4450 or drop by 100 West Millard Street to talk with a librarian. We also regularly highlight and recommend books on Facebook and Instagram, so follow us!