Books for Boomers

Dig it! Page-turning options to get you blooming. Now that spring is here it is time to think about gardening! Whether you are a master gardener or a beginner, the library has the book for you. Here are a few titles to help you get started:

Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet, DK Publishing, 2015

Want to grow your own vegetables and food, but don’t have enough space for a garden?

Whether you want to grow a full garden, grow tomatoes, grow an herb garden, or just pick up great tips for small gardens, this is the book for you. (635.967 Gro)


Midwest Gardener’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain,

Problem-Solve, Cool Springs Press, 2013

By Melinda Myers

This is an all-inclusive resource guide featuring hundreds of proven plants—including winter-hardy choices—that are optimal for Midwestern gardeners. (634/0977 Mye)


Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening: Techniques to Help You Get Started,

Cool Springs Press, 2012

By Katie Elzer-Peters

This is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. (635 Elz)


Essential Perennials: the Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden,

Timber Press, 2014

By Ruth Rogers Clausen

Essential Perennials helps you decide exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you want and will thrive in the conditions you can provide. (635.932 Cla)


Jamie Durie’s Edible Garden Design, Harper Design, 2014

By Jamie Durie

America’s favorite design expert, Jamie Durie, shares his ideas for sustainable, healthy living, showing how to create a beautifully designed, completely edible garden, whether you live in an apartment or a house. (712.6 Dur)


For additional information, please visit the Sylvania Branch Library at 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania OH 43560, or call the branch at 419/882-2089. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. September through May.