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@ Gravenhurst Library: gardening books

GRAVENHURST — Spring is right around the corner, so why not get a head start on planning that garden!

The Gravenhurst Public Library has some great options for all types of gardening needs.

How to buy the right plants, tools and garden supplies by Jim Fox, is a fabulous guide to get the most novice of gardener started.

We also have a great new book that is specific to container gardening. Teeny tiny gardening by Emma Hardy has some fun and modern ideas for the inside gardener.

For those of us who have some gardening issues such as pests the Garden problem solver by Rosemary Ward is the book for you. Published by the Royal Horticultural Society, it has some interesting takes on containing disease spread and pest control.

Are you in need of some information that is specific to your area? Try Canadian Gardener’s Guide or The Great Canadian plant guide. Either of these titles will give you some super tips for Canadian gardening.

For the younger green thumbs there is Fun Gardening for kids by Jenny Hendy. This title has imaginative ideas for kids from 5 to12 years old, with step by step instructions. Backyard Cookbook by Rob Rees encourages children to learn they can eat what they grow and that food can be fun.

Travel the world at your Library! Our spring travel series is back and will take place every Tuesday for the month of April at 7pm. Some of the destinations we will visit include England and Paris, India, China, Australia, and finally a Russian river cruise!  Registration is NOT required. Destination oriented refreshments will be served.

Visit the Library’s Stairwell Gallery where for the next month we are featuring a collection of original watercolour paintings by local artist, Nora Kelly. Nora retired to Muskoka in the 1980’s and went on to explore her desire to be an artist. Nora started taking in classes with Elke Scholtz and attending Sir Sandford Fleming in Haliburton. Nora and a couple of friends spent many summer afternoons seeking out special places in the Muskoka countryside and painting plein air (a French expression which means “in the open air”).   Nora was invited to join the Brown Baggers in Bracebridge and joined Muskoka Arts and Crafts at the same time. Come on in and check out Nora’s work this month.

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