Kicking off Spring
Spring has officially begun, it’s time to clear out the shed and invigorate the senses, to re-imagine the garden plot and share the those discoveries.
We're starting off a month on gardening with a few gems. If you are looking for inspiration, let your library lead the way.
For a shorter read, Start here with a magazine
Or curl up with one of these titles…
Teeny tiny gardening : 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces by Emma Hardy
Discover ways to use recycled and salvaged containers, such as a bathtub planted with vegetables, tin cans full of wildflowers, and a stock of wooden drawers filled with trailing plants.
Grow. Food. Anywhere by Mat Pember
A guide to gardening in any space, the book has three sections: What Plants Need; Fruit and Veg to Grow; and Pests and Diseases to Know.
The coastal garden : design inspiration from wild New Zealand by Isobel Gabites
Landform, location, geology and life-forms are
inextricably woven together into distinctive landscapes around New Zealand's
Garden style : inspirational styling for your outside space by Selina Lake
Garden Style reveals how to make the
most of any outdoor space, no matter what size or shape.
100 best native plants for New Zealand gardens by Fiona Eadie
Written by the head gardener at Larnach Castle,
whose gardens are world-renowned, it deserves a place on every gardener's book
Living with natives : New Zealanders talk about their love of native plants by Ian Spellerberg
Grow fruit & veg in pots by Jennifer Wilkinson
Introduces readers to the almost endless possibilities of growing homegrown produce in pots, from raising fresh salads in a matter of days and growing your own salsa mix, to cultivating juicy exotic fruits.
Grow your own fruit and veg in plot, pots or grow bags : the A-Z guide to growing and cooking farm-fresh food by Steve Ott
New Zealand native ground cover plants : a practical guide for gardeners
and landscapers by L. J.
This book is aimed at helping gardeners and landscaping professionals to select and care for native ground cover plants in order to create low-maintenance, good-looking and sustainable gardens.
Garden pest & disease control : essential NZ guide by Bill Brett
A comprehensive guide for growing all manner of garden plants and vegetables in NZ, and managing the pests and diseases asssociated with them.