Gardening in Small Spaces
Welcome Spring! It is VERY nice to see the flowers starting to bloom after the seemingly endless winter season. The warmer days of the past couple of weeks have me itching to dig in the dirt and visit the flower nursery. I must learn to control my inner gardener though, and remember to wait until after Mother’s Day to plant my annuals. I learned that lesson the hard way!
For those of you who have a green thumb but are “space challenged”, recent gardening books have been written with you in mind. New additions to our collection include books such as Fine Gardening pocket gardens : design ideas for small-space gardening from the editors of Fine Gardening magazine. This book contains popular design ideas and easy planting solutions for creating gardens with less dirt and less square footage. Another book you may want to check out is Teeny tiny gardening: 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces. This is a beautifully illustrated book with lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, from old bathtubs to eggshells, to make unique gardens in your small space. For those who want to be extra adventurous, Mel Bartholomew has written a new book about his vertical gardening technique called All new square foot gardening : the revolutionary way to grow more in less space. To find more books on gardening, visit your local library branch or check out our on-line catalog at www.adamslibrary.org.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the spring and summer on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal. Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive. Our phone number is 642-6009. Hours of operation are: Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you soon!