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Gardening

Gardening is the practice of growing plants for their attractive flowers or foliage, and vegetables or fruits for consumption. Gardening is a human activity used to produce edible foods and use plants to beautify their local environmental conditions. Its scale ranges from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings, to residential yards including lawns and foundation plantings, to large or small containers grown inside or outside. Gardening is often very specific with only one type of plant grown, or involves a large number of different plants in mixed plantings. It involves an active participation in the growing of plants and tends to be labor intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry.

Voltaire said the best we can hope for is to "tend our own garden." While he meant something quite different than we do (he was an Enlightenment humanist), gardening is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy God's creation. Being outside among plants chosen for their beauty slows us down, helps us appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and is just plain enjoyable. And if you don't like pulling weeds, you can teach your kids from early on to enjoy gardening as much as you do.

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Backyard Homestead
by Carleen Madigan
from Storey Publishing
for Adult
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: C08-09A)
Botanical Gardens - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Dot Barlowe
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Common Weeds - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Stefen Bernath
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Down & Dirty
by Ellen Zachos
1st edition from Storey Publishing
for 7th-Adult
in Gardening for Kids (Location: CPB-06B)
Favorite Roses - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Ilil Arbel
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Favorite Wildflowers - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Ilil Arbel
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Floral Bouquets - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Charlene Tarbox
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Flower Garden - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Ruth Soffer
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Garden Flowers - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Stefen Bernath
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Gardener
by Sarah Stewart & David Small
from Sunburst Book
Realistic fiction for Kindergarten-4th grade
1998 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Gardening When It Counts
by Steve Solomon
from New Society
for 9th-Adult
in Gardening (Location: C08-08A)
Green Thumbs
by Laurie Carlson
from Chicago Review Press
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Gardening for Kids (Location: CPB-06B)
Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables
by Ian Cooke
from Skyhorse Publishing
for Adult
in Gardening (Location: C08-08A)
Homesteading
by Abigail R. Gehring
2nd edition from Skyhorse Publishing
for 9th-12th grade
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: C08-09A)
In My Grandmother's Garden with CD
by Kit Eakle
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: ACL-PIC)
James Duncan and the Garden of Mauritius
by Robert Duncan
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
Language of Flowers
by Kate Greenaway
from Dover Publications
for all ages
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: APO-05A)
Language of Flowers - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by John Green
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Mulch Book
by Stu Campbell
Rev Upd Su
for Adult
in Gardening (Location: C08-08A)
Pests of the Garden and Small Farm
by Mary Louise Flint
illustrated edition from University of California Press
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: ACL-GEN)
Redoute Flowers - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Charlene Tarbox
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots
by Sharon Lovejoy
from Workman Publishing
for Adult
in Gardening for Kids (Location: CPB-06B)
Rosalind Creasy's Recipes from the Garden
by Rosalind Creasy
1st edition from Tuttle Publishing
for 7th-Adult
in Cookbooks (Location: C08-07C)
Rose in My Garden
by Arnold & Anita Lobel
from William Morrow & Company
Rhyming Stories for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Royal Horticultural Society: Ponds & Water Features
RHS Practical Guides
from DK Publishing
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: ACL-GEN)
Salad Leaves for All Seasons
by Charles Dowding
from Green Books
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: ACL-GEN)
Secrets of the Garden
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
Square Foot Gardening
by Mel Bartholomew
from Rodale Press
in Gardening (Location: C08-08A)
Sunflower Houses
from Interweave Press
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: ACL-GEN)
Sunset Western Garden Book
8th edition from Oxmoor House
in Gardening (Location: C08-08A)
Tropical Flowers of the World - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Lynda E. Chandler
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
Ultimate Gardener
by Charlie Nardozzi
from Health Communications, Inc.
for Adult
in Clearance: General Interest (Location: ACL-GEN)