Resources from the SCC Library

Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner's Guide

SB 453.5 .M33 2014

"General garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order--from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easy-care plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on" --from publisher

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

SB 175 .J33 2014

"Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor and fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt, and Jessi Bloom. You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list." --from publisher

Did you know? We have home and garden magazines, too!

Better Homes and Gardens

Issues of Better Homes and Gardens can be found in the magazine area! Come browse current and back issues at the library, or bring your ID card to check out a few to read at home!

Would you like to read the magazine online? Check out Better Homes and Gardens full-text on the databases! Click here and use the date links on the right-hand side to browse by issue, or click the "search within this publication" link near the upper left to search for particular topics within the magazine.

Compiled by Christina Faith, May 2016

Garden Magazines Available from the Databases