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Container Gardening - A Simple Way to Grow Flowers and Vegetables in Small Spaces

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:01am

This month's Wylam Branch Library program on container gardening was informative and fun. There are lots of books to help gardeners get ready for an easy way to grow vegetables and flowers. Container gardening enables gardeners to have much more control over their plants. Containers can be moved so that the gardener determines the sunlight, moisture, and temperature of their gardens. Container gardens are ideal for apartment dwellers.

Container Gardening: a Sunset Outdoor Design & Build Guide 
Get great ideas and expert advice on designing, planting, and caring for beautiful container gardens. Covers the basics of working with color, shape, and scale to create eye-catching compositions.

Container Garden Idea Book
The appeal of this book is visual. Over 300 photos of designs for gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Incredible Vegetables from Self-Watering Containers
Ideas on how to grow food and flowers when you don't have a backyard.

Small-Space Container Gardens : Transform your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs
Lots of ideas on how to beautify a small balcony or porch.


Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:58pm

As librarians, we have all had or will have parents who walk into the library searching for books for different levels of readers. There are many resources available in addition to our knowledge as librarians that will help us find the most appropriate books. One invaluable web resource that will enable librarians to complete this task in both an efficient and effective manner is called ABookandAHug. This website is well organized and categorized making searching for a book for different levels of readers simple.

The categories of ABookandAHug include all reading groups of children ranging from reluctant to advanced readers, genres ranging from Chick Lit to Paranormal, and even a category specifically for boys and girls. There is a plethora of categories on this site and creator, Barb Langridge who is also an independent children's bookseller and a children's specialist at a public library, created them all to simply get children excited about reading.

This website is available to the public and is an excellent resource to recommend to parents, educators, and even children. What an honor to have access to such an informative website free of charge. It’s only one click away. Check it out!

Karnecia Williams
Inglenook Library