Monthly Archives: April 2013

Spring poetry

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April is National Poetry Month … and it’s also the month spring hits Oklahoma in earnest (although after yesterday, we are kind of wondering about that.)

The cheery tulips in our front flower bed made us think of this poem by William Carlos Williams, an American poet from New Jersey:

The Tulip Bed

The May sun–whom
all things imitate–
that glues small leaves to
the wooden trees
shone from the sky
through bluegauze clouds
upon the ground.
Under the leafy trees
where the suburban streets
lay crossed,
with houses on each corner,
tangled shadows had begun
to join
the roadway and the lawns.
With excellent precision
the tulip bed
inside the iron fence
upreared its gaudy
yellow, white and red,
rimmed round with grass,
reposedly.

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How does your garden grow?

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If you’re like me, this lovely spring weather has you itching to get out into the dirt – whether your taste runs to vegetables, flowers or herbs, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of growing things! And luckily for you, we have a fabulous collection of books to cover all your garden needs.

Need to know when to plant bulbs for next spring? How to prune your roses? Best vegetables to grow in containers? How to keep pests out of your prize tomatoes?

Guess what? You’re right … we have books for that. Here’s just a sampling of titles available:

The American horticultural society encyclopedia of gardening
The 20 minute vegetable gardener
The beginner’s guide to vegetable gardening : everything you need to know
The big book of gardening skills
Big ideas for small gardens
The book of gardening projects for kids : 101 ways to get kids outside, dirty, and having fun
Carrots love tomatoes: Secrets of companion planting for successf
The complete shade gardener
The handy garden answer book
The herb gardener: A guide for all seasons
Indoor gardening the organic way
Lasagna gardening: A new layering system for bountiful gardens1,001 old-time garden tips: Timeless bits of wisdom on how to grow everything organically, from the good old days when everyone did

See even more titles at our online catalog! And stop by soon to check out your favorites.

 

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