Friday, May 26, 2006                 Issue No. 15


In this issue:
Grow @ Your Library!
Online Gardening Resources
Gardening Books
Visit Area Gardens
Celebrate Memorial Day
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
eBooks and
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library
Library Events
Waucodna Area Community Website
Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS

@ Your Library

It's that time of year to start digging in your backyard, pulling weeds and planting flowers.  The library has everything you need to answer your toughest gardening questions.

Online Resources - This site has the largest online forum of gardeners where you can post questions, get advice, join discussion groups, and much more.  Access the HortiPlex database, which contains over 100,000 entries of plant names, nicknames, images, and plant ratings. - The Chicago Botanic Garden's website has a large database of Illinois plants.  Take a class, find out what is blooming right now or fill out a simple questionnaire to see what plants are right for your particular garden. - This website sponsored by the Toro company has what you need to make the most of your lawn, including information about lawn diseases, controlling weeds and pests, mowing and irrigation. - Do you want to try your hand at growing your own vegetables?  This website will help you plan your garden, decide which vegetables to grow and how to care for them.  For herb gardens, try

Gardening Books

Check out these gardening titles from our online catalog:

Perennials for Illinois by Aldrich
 Perennial Combinations by Burrell 
 Perennial All-Stars by Cox
 Gardening with Perennials
 Caring for Perennials by Macunovich
  Garden Basics
The Gardener's Complete Q & A
Step by Step Yard & Garden Basics by Ball
Front Yard Gardens: Growing More than Grass by Primeau
Reinvent Your Garden
  We also have books on shade gardens and gardening in Illinois.
Visit Area Gardens

Still need inspiration or looking for something different to do this summer that's close to home?  Check out the Volo Bog Natural State Area, the Cuneo Museum, the Morton Arboretum or the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Celebrate Memorial Day, May 29, 2006

More than just the start to summer, Memorial Day is a time for us to reflect on those who have served our country dating back to the Civil War. 

Find long-lost relatives using the library's databases, (available free for use in the Wauconda Area Library) and HeritageQuest Online (available remotely with your Wauconda Area Library card barcode number).  For stunning pictures of our nation's memorials, check out the Wauconda Area Community Website for the Picture of the Week.

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