When the weather halts your digging in the garden you can improve your chances for a better crop by digging into books. You’ll discover that the Osage Public Library has books on all aspects of gardening – books on vegetable gardening, landscaping, rock-gardening, lawn-making, flower gardening, growing herbs and other specialties. Grow a greener “green thumb” with the help of these books:
“New Life For Old Gardens” – offers practical information and suggestions for uplifting a garden that has lost its vitality and beauty.
“Bird Gardening Book” – complete guide to creating a bird-friendly habitat in your backyard.
“Choosing Plant Combinations” – 501 beautiful ways to mix & match color and form in the garden.
“The Frugal Gardener” – shows how anyone can become a savvy gardener, saving money on retail purchases, recycling found objects and breathing new life into tools.
“Deerproof Your Yard and Garden” – successful suggestions for combating deer, from choosing the best fence to planting the most deer-detested plants.
“Herbs” – ideas and instructions for creating beautiful herb gardens.
“The Flower Gardener’s Bible” – time-tested techniques, creative designs, and perfect plants for colorful gardens.
“Handmade For the Garden” – 75 ingenious ways to enhance your outdoor space with DIY tools, pots, supports, with embellishments and more.
“Making the Most of Shade” – how to plan, plant, and grow a fabulous garden that lightens up the shadows.
“Pictorial Guide to Perennials” – complete A-Z listing of over 450 popular and new perennials.
“Flower Gardening” – HGTV takes a tour of the most-visited destination gardens with ideas, growing tips and advice on gardening.
“Ortho’s Home Gardener’s Problem Solver” – the definitive reference for solutions to more than 700 pest and disease problems.
“The Complete Book of Pruning” – a detailed guide to the art and science of pruning many plants.
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“The Impatient Gardener’s Lawn Book” – how to grow a beautiful lawn without working yourself into the ground.
“Perennial All Stars” – the 150 best perennials for great-looking trouble-free gardens.
“Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard” – find answers for seeding, fertilizing, mowing, watering, aerating, and problem solving for your yard.
We have recently added several new books to the collection, including:
“Crisis,” by F. Francis…crisis manager, Harrison Foster, knows very little about horses but he is thrust unwillingly into an investigation of a stable fire that killed seven valuable horses.
“Every Breath,” by N. Sparks…a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals, transcending decades, continents and the bittersweet workings of fate. Also in large print and on audiobook.
“Holy Ghost,” by J. Sandford…Virgil Flowers investigates a murder, and a miracle in Wheatfield, Minnesota.
“Shell Game,” by S. Paretsky…acclaimed detective V.I. Warshawski tackles a pair of disturbing cases involving those closest to her in this timely adventure that centers on some of the most divisive issues of our time.
“Unsheltered,” by B. Kingsolver…a story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it.
“When We were Young,” by K. Kingsbury…a beautiful love story that takes place in a single day. It’s about the gift of knowing what tomorrow will bring if you really walk out that door today.
“Bucket List,” by G. Clark…a novel that shows a woman’s journey to true self-acceptance. Also on audiobook.
“Tony’s Wife,” by A. Trigiani…an epic story of two working-class kids who become a successful singing act during the big band era of the 1940s.
The Osage Public Library is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may contact us by phone (732-3323) or by e-mail at email@example.com. Visit our website at www.osage.net/~osagepl/ for the latest news and events or like us on Facebook under Osage Library.