Gardening has been in the national spotlight recently since Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden at the White House ("Obamas to Plant Vegetable Garden at White House," New York Times, March 20, 2009). The local food movement also has made gardening more popular. If you would like to try your hand this spring, here’s some books to try:
Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon
The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book by Barbara Ellis
Gardening With Heirloom Seeds by Lynn Coulter
All New Square-Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
The Edible Garden by Hazel White
Don’t Miss . . .
Enjoy Gardening as a Family. Saturday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library. Join a horticulturist from Green Spring Gardens to learn about the fun of gardening. Cosponsored by Friends of John Marshall Library. All ages.