Get Some Green On!

This winter has been tough on a lot of us. We can’t be the only ones wishing to see a little bit of green sprouting up from somewhere. While spring is still (at least) 6 weeks away, that doesn’t mean you have to embrace the snow we still have.

If you’re daydreaming about gardens and planting, start at the library. We have lots of wonderful books to get you inspired to re-think your gardens, try something new, or just get a few tips on how to get seeds started now.

How about planting to bring in butterflies? BUTTERFLY GARDENING: THE NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION GUIDE by Jane Hurwitz is a great place to start. It has tons of illustrations to help you plant the best type of garden for your area, as well as maps and tips to doing some butterfly watching once summer finally rolls around.

Or why not try your hand at food this year? GROWING FOOD IN A SHORT SEASON by Melanie J. Watts is a Canadian guide to growing organic, fresh food during the short growing season of most provinces.

We also have many editions of Fine Gardening magazine which could help you learn what to grow, and how to grow it.

Of course, if you need help, the experts at our local nursery can help. In fact, the Carleton Place Nursery just posted on their Facebook page this week that they have lots of seeds ready to start planting!

What are you going to grow this year? Let us know in the comments!

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