One of Many Gardening Books

Many of us have been working on our gardens for a few weeks already, while some of us are just getting started.  Fresh vegetables and fruits are not only part of an enjoyable summer, but also a way to keep food costs down. 

One of Many Gardening Books

This post has been designed to help beginners get started on the garden path and to provide more experienced gardeners with avenues down which they can find inspiration.  Some of the resources listed below are available in our library or through our website while others are available from other libraries within the Arrowhead Library System.  Still others, such as some of the databases and the internet links, can be accessed by way of your home internet connection.


One of Many Gardening Books

Damrosch, Barbara. The Garden Primer. Workman Pub: New York, NY. 2008. (635 DAM)

Gianfrancesco, Richard.  How to Grow Food:  A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing All Kinds of Fruit, Vegetables, Salads and More.  Firefly Books:  Richmond Hill, ON.  2011.  (635 GIA)

Myers, Melinda.  Month-by-Month Gardening in Minnesota:  What To Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year.  Cool Springs Press:  Franklin, TN. 2006. (635.9776 MYE)

Ruppenthal, R.J. Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting. Chelsea Green: White River Junction, VT. 2008. (635 RUP)

These and other books related to gardening can be found in the 630 to 635 range on the Library’s shelves. You can also search for gardening books through the library’s online catalog.


Better Homes and Gardens

Organic Gardening

Northern Gardener, published by the Minnesota State Historical Society

More magazines related to gardening can be found in the databases provided by the Arrowhead Library System and Virginia Public Library.

Internet Links

University of Minnesota Extension–Gardening and Horticulture.  The University of Minnesota Extension office has much information available for Minnesotans and others in our gardening zone.

Though they may not be specific to our region, links to many gardening-related websites can be found through the Internet Public Library.

Happy Gardening!

Susan Hoppe — Reference Services Librarian