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2013-03-28 / Community News

Giddings Library News Corner

by Judy Belyeu

Spring is just around the corner. Stop by the Giddings Public Library and check out our books on gardening and flowers.

Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac by Douglas Welsh (given by the Giddings Garden Club) is like a giant monthly calendar for the entire state. It has a practical, information packed, month by month guide for gardeners and “yardners.” This book has everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb and fruit gardening

Lee Bailey’s Country Flowers: Gardening and Bouquets From Spring To Fall (presented by the Giddings Garden Club) is another wonderful book. Lee Bailey turns from the kitchen to the garden in this fabulous new book which features photographs taken by Mr. Bailey himself. He inspires other gardeners to create simple, yet distinctive, gardens and lovely bouquets from garden flowers.

The City Garden by Susan Berry will be a useful resource for all city gardeners. It is particularly valuable to those who, for the first time, have found themselves the proud owners of a small backyard, rooftop or balcony. The choice of plants is the aspect of a city garden that is most likely to determine whether it will be a success or a failure.

Bulbs for All Seasons by Better Homes and Gardens is a both a guide and a tribute to these garden favorites. Each section of this book includes characteristics of the bulbs, tips on selecting the proper varieties, plus do’s and don’ts to ensure success year after year.

The Ultimate Container Gardener by Stephanie Donaldson is a celebration of the infinite versatility of plants and flowers. This book gives clear step-by-step instructions for successful gardening in containers, outside and inside.

We have many more books on vegetable gardening, flowers, types of soils and secrets, to having a beautiful array of flowers in your yard.

Don’t forget to look at our Featured Books as you enter the library.

Library Hours:
10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday – Friday
10:00am -1:00pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

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