Articles tagged "spring"

Focus: Spring Gardening

Spring has certainly sprung around Raleigh, NC. In fact, it’s sprung so much that everything outside is covered in a beautiful yellow coat of pollen. I’m certain that those with allergies are doing their best to keep their windows closed and stay inside, but I personally cannot spend enough time in my new garden. Because I have the opposite of a green thumb, whatever color thumb that may be, and I am certain to be the cause of any nightmares my houseplants may have (if that’s possible), I’ve decided that it would be best to get some gardening advice from my fellow Lulus. In case you are looking forward to playing in the dirt, too, I thought I’d share some of the great Gardening Books I’ve found on Lulu!

Growing Points

Growing Points
by Colorado Master Gardeners El Paso County
For many years as part of the Colorado State University Extension, Colorado Master Gardeners in El Paso County have enriched the local gardening landscape with research-based writings and stories from their personal experience. Here you will find this eclectic collection in one place, sorted by general topic, and written in tones from humorous to “no nonsense.”

Organic Gardening - A Way of Life- Inspiration and Instructions for Starting Your Own Organic GardenOrganic Gardening – A Way of Life: Inspiration and Instructions for Starting Your Own Organic Garden
by Barbara Hardy, Julia Anne Lis
Organic Gardening – A Way of Life provides instructions and inspiration for planning, growing and harvesting your own organic vegetables, fruits and herb. It also includes time tested recipes and instruction for canning and freezing the produce you raise.

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Suggested Easter Reading

Today is the Spring Equinox which means Easter is right around the corner! Here in North Carolina, despite the drought that has plagued us for months, the recent rain has provided enough sustenance for flowers to bloom, grass to grow and trees to show new life again.Simon, A Special Bunny Indeed. On my way into work today, I saw six brown bunnies and wondered if white bunnies lived in the wild. This made me think of a charming Lulu book called Simon, A Special Bunny Indeed. In this story you meet a very shy bunny that stays inside because he is ashamed of his peach-fuzz coat. One night Simon ventures outside for the most harrowing experience of his life! RW Rafko wrote this book for his grandchild Mac. It is a perfect read for the Easter season.