Tennyson wrote, “In spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love,” but in spring my thoughts turn to seed catalogs. I love to peruse these compendiums of passionate prose and tempting pictures. Every seed sounds like a winner, a wonder, in a seed catalog.

A couple weeks ago, when the weather was balmy, I planted a nice variety of last year’s seeds in my vegetable garden: lettuce, cilantro, radishes, turnips, and green onions. The weather promptly turned cold and rainy, and so far the only thing that has sprouted is the pak choy. But changes in the weather are no surprise here–it happens almost every year. At least it was last year’s seed, and that gives me another reason to read those catalogs.

Here at the library we have lots of gardening books in Dewey number 635. Whatever kind of gardening you want to do, from annuals to xeriscapes, the library has the books. We also have a great selection of  magazines that cover gardening and other country matters, like Country Living, Country Woman, Countryside, Garden Gate, Hobby Farms, Horticulture, Natural Home, Organic Gardening, Mother Earth News, and Sunset.

So if your springtime thoughts are turning to gardening, check out the library for information you can use!

Posted by Nancy