@ Your Library 6.10.21

Botany plants?


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



One of my favorite local nurseries has a sign that says “You can’t plant flowers if you haven’t botany.”  


These are my people.


How is your garden growing?  Looking for ideas? Perhaps you would rather paint or draw plants than grow them?  Either way, here are titles you can dig into for some inspiration:


  • Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More. The American Society of Botanical Artists; edited by Carol Woodin and Robin A. Jess.

  • Rodale's No-Fail Flower Garden: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Beautiful, Easy-Care Garden edited by Joan Benjamin and Barbara W. Ellis. Low maintenance gardening.

  • A Tapestry Garden: The Art of Weaving Plants and Place by Marietta and Ernie O'Byrne. "Marietta and Ernie O'Byrne's garden--situated on one and a half acres in Eugene, Oregon--is filled with an incredible array of plants from around the world. By consciously leveraging the garden's many microclimates, they have created a stunning patchwork of exuberant plants that is widely considered one of America's most outstanding private gardens. In A Tapestry Garden, the O'Byrne's share their deep knowledge of plants and essential garden advice. Readers will discover the humble roots of the garden, explore the numerous habitats and the plants that make them shine, and find inspiration in photography that captures the garden's astonishing beauty. There is something here for every type of gardener: a shade garden, perennial borders, a chaparral garden, a kitchen garden, and more. Profiles of the O'Byrne's favorite plants--including hellebores, trilliums, arisaemas, and alpine plants--include comprehensive growing information and tips on pruning and care. A Tapestry Garden captures the spirit of a very special place." Amazon.

  • The Secret Garden [DVD 2020] STX Films presents ; StudioCanal presents ; a Heyman Films production. Mary Lennox is a prickly and unloved ten-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden.

  • Flower Garden by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.

  • Badger's Perfect Garden written by Marsha Diane Arnold ; illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki. "It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it?" Amazon.


Canton Free Library announces plans for children’s Summer Reading Program!

The Canton Free Library’s Summer Library Program, which is themed “Tails and Tales” will run for four weeks in July. There is no registration necessary for 2021. The following will be offered:

•Weekly Virtual Toddler and Preschool Storytimes

•Take & Make crafts for various ages that will be available to be picked up either in the children’s room or curbside

• A different Storywalk® each week at the Remington Recreational Trail (aka The Partridge Trail)

Stay tuned for more information!

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.


MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in are required. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required.  Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

Rensselaer Falls is open Monday & Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability. 

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 


A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:


Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website.  Find new additions to our collection on our website: cantonfreelibrary.org. To renew your current checkouts, login to ncls.org; you may also renew via email at canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, "For curbside service" on the menu - we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

Find good things growing @ your library!