TICONDEROGA - The Carillon Garden Club recognized National Garden Week June 1-5 by donating several books on gardening to the Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga.
The following books were presented to the library:
- The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers, 2003 edition, is based on The New York Times column "Garden Q. & A." with additional material by Leslie Land. Written in a conversational style it is divided into sections: The Flower Garden, The Landscape Garden, The Kitchen Garden, The Potted Garden and Garden Keeping. This 800 + page book is well organized and indexed for easy reference.
- The Pruner's Bible, "A Step-By-Step Guide to Pruning every plant in your garden." A 2009 Reader's Digest publication written by Steve Bradley is well illustrated and a handy reference guide.
- The Vegetable Gardener's BIBLE, by Edward C. Smith, 2009 edition, is a guide for the back yard vegetable gardener. It is well illustrated and indexed for quick reference.
Native Plants of the Northeast, 2005 edition, written by Donald J. Leopold, is a guide for gardening and conservation. The appendix alone is a great tool when it comes to plants that tolerate wet soil, dry soil, shade, plants with flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds and plants with fruits that attract birds and mammals.
Librarian Heather Johns said, "The books will be located in the reference area of the library until late fall so that those with pressing concerns during the summer can have their questions answered in a timely manner. Later on the books will be available on a lending basis."
"The Carillon Garden Club is happy to offer these books to the community and appreciates that area residents support the club's fund raising efforts by purchasing holiday wreaths, making these books and civic beautification projects possible," said Betty Rettig, garden club president.
Rose Marie Viscardi, club chairwoman for National Garden Week selected the books and arranged for their donation to the library.