The following new gardening books are available at the Business, Science & Technology Department of the Allen County Public Library.
•“Air Plants: Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens” by David Benzing
Aroids, bromeliads, ferns and orchids are among the most familiar examples Benzing discusses. He explains the adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water,and thrive without soil
•“Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants” by Andrew Keys
A garden designer offers hundreds of alternatives that replace – and often outshine – popular problem plants. Each profile offers three alternatives that include three or more of the original plant’s characteristics.
•“Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty” by Graham Rice
Looking for plants with colorful spring flowers and summer fruits, or summer fruits and fall foliage, or summer flowers, fall foliage and winter stems? This book features multi-seasonal perennials, annuals, groundcovers, vines, shrubs and trees.
•“Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You” by Amanda Thomsen
This interactive guide aims to help you design an outdoor space that is exactly what you want. Thomsen urges readers to forget about doing it the right way and do it their way.
•“Garden Rescue: First Aid for Plants and Flowers” by Jo Whittingham
Offering information on both edible and ornamental gardens, Whittingham provides flow charts to help diagnose problems, discover options and implement the best course of action.