May 4th, 2015

Plant Swaps @ the library

SeedlingOne thing gardeners all have in common is their generosity. Whether they’re trying to give away plant divisions, extra seedlings, or a plant that just won’t work for them, if you garden or have a friend who gardens you know they’re always happy to share. As a gardener myself I know that I’d rather pass on an extra plant and give it a new home than, heaven forbid, throw it away! But there are only so many plants your friends and neighbors are willing to take; so what’s a gardener to do!?

Three years ago the Elkton Library hosted its first plant swap to great success, now we’d like to offer a plant exchange at the Perryville Library. We will be hosting our First Annual Plant Exchange on Wednesday, May 13th @ 7 pm, and if you can’t make it to Perryville, Elkton will have its 3rd Annual Plant Swap on Tuesday, May 26th @ 6 pm. We hope you can make it! This will be a wonderful opportunity to give your plants a new home, refresh your garden with new plants and share experiences with other gardeners.

Whether you’re an avid gardener or someone who is just starting out you want to make the most of your garden.  At CCPL we have an extensive collection of gardening books and magazines, but if you’re looking for the latest, most up-to-date information you might want to check out our collection of on-line magazines through Zinio where you can download home and garden magazines like Mother Earth News, Country Gardens and Organic Gardening. In addition, our Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture database contains magazine and journal articles for everyone from the novice gardener to the professional.

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February 28th, 2013

Diggin’ the Dirt

One of my greatest pleasures is wandering through my garden after work, marking the day-to- day changes in nature.  I look for new blooms and “dead head” old ones, pull a pesky weed here and there, look for unexpected surprises, and generally check the status of my little kingdom. I am a flower gardener, but I imagine vegetables gardeners do the same thing.

If you are unsure of how to get started gardening or are an old hand at it but looking for new ideas, CCPL has a series of gardening programs this spring you might find helpful.  From planning and sowing a garden to canning the fruits and vegetables of your labor, we have programs to inspire your green thumb.  We are especially excited about our first ever plant swap on May 8. Gardeners are known for sharing their bounty and here is an opportunity to swap vegetable and flower plants with other gardeners.

diggin the dirt gardening series 2013 ELK

What will you be planting this spring?

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