Spring into Gardening

Spring into gardening this season at your library. With a Beanstack challenge, curated catalog picks, and themed programs, get ready to create the garden of your dreams!

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From Your Catalog

Spring has Sprung- Gardening

List created by Greene_TamarK

OK, I'll admit it- I don't garden. But I LOVE thumbing through gardening books, imagining all the possibilities. Raised beds, container gardens, shade gardens, and my favorite flowers- orchids, roses, hydrangeas, peonies, poppies, sunflowers, and lilacs. In my mind, my yard is bursting with floral color and fragrance. Maybe you enjoy doing the same thing, or maybe you like putting your hands in the dirt and your foot on the shovel, creating your own garden masterpiece. Either way, the library has all the books (and magazines) to meet your creative gardening needs (or dreams).

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Happening at Your Library


Pressed Flower Bookmark

Wednesday, Apr 10 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Work with Sammy Trick to make your own pressed flower bookmark - using her locally grown flowers. Registration required.

Signs of Spring Family Walk

Friday, Apr 19 • 1 - 2 p.m.  [Dominick Lofino Park]

Let’s walk around Dominic-Lofino Lake looking for signs of spring. Families with young children. Please register.   

Native Plants in the Home Landscape

Saturday, Apr 27 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  

Learn how to grow native plants in your yard with Master Gardener, Laura Carroll. Registration required.  


Fall Planning: Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash

Saturday, May 4 • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

In the fall when other vegetables are past their peak, the stars of the vegetable garden are pumpkins and gourds.   

Grateful Deadheaders: Plant Swap

Thursday, May 30 • 6 - 7 p.m.  

Have extra seedlings? Bring your extras and swap with friends.   


Flower Arranging

Tuesday, May 14 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.  

Flower shop owner Kristine Erwin will lead this hands-on workshop, where attendees will learn techniques for making a bouquet.


April Family Take & Make: Grow Your Own Vegetables

All April while supplies last.

This month we will be starting a vegetable from seed that you can plant in the summer for a yummy vegetable to eat!

April Adult Take & Make: Start an Herb Garden

All April while supplies last.

This month we will be helping you start your own herb garden that can be used in your cooking all year!


Summer Flower Cutting Garden

Monday, Apr 29 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

In this program we learn how to succession plant flowers to ensure blooms all summer long. Registration is required.   

Garden Storytime and Seed Planting

Tuesday, Apr 30 • 4 - 5 p.m.  

Listen to stories about gardening and then plant seeds of your own. Ages 3-8yrs. Registration is required.

Pressed Flower Bookmark

Monday, May 13 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.  

Work with Sammy Trick to make your own pressed flower bookmark using her locally grown flowers. Registration is required.

Floral Card Class with Lorri

Monday, May 20 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Join us to create a garden of floral cards with Lorri. Registration is required.   



All April while supplies last.

Make your own plantable seed paper to give as gifts or plant in your own flower garden.

Container Gardening & Companion Planting Presentation

Tuesday, Apr 16 • 6 - 7 p.m.  

Presentation and Q&A about container gardening/companion planting.  

Best Native Plants for Native Pollinators: OSU Extension

Thursday, Apr 25 • 6 - 7 p.m.  

Learn about the best native plants to provide food and nesting corridors for native bees.