Check Out These Books for a Greener Tomorrow


One thing I love about summer, besides the Summer Reading Program, is spending time outdoors. I especially enjoy warm spring and summer evenings filled with barbequing in my own backyard. But before I can get fully interested in spending time in my backyard I need to make my backyard an inviting place. Flipping through gardening and landscaping books is a great place to get ideas for updating and maintaining a yard; and the library is the perfect place to pick up these books for free! Here are a few highlights from the OC Public Libraries’ collection of garden design books.

By: Carol Bornstein


Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & InexpensiveContainers, Furniture, Water Features & More
By: Malin Nilsson







The Revolutionary Yardscape: Ideas for Repurposing LocalMaterials to Create Containers, Pathways, Lighting, and More
By: Matthew Levesque



Twilight Garden: A Guide to Enjoying your Garden in the EveningHours
By: Lia Leendert


Beautiful No-Mow Yards : 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives
By: Evelyn J.Hadden


Another great source for gardening, landscaping and home design ideas is Sunset magazine. This beautiful magazine is geared towards people living in the Western portion of the United States. That’s us! Several OC Public Libraries branches subscribe to Sunset magazine. Check our catalog to find it at a library near you.

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