Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Top Circulating: Gardening

The Yellow Books, 1887 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 18 May 2016.
“Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
― Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man  

In the library, "circulation" means a lot of things.  What's sometimes called the "library card desk" is also known as "circulation".  When we look at a book's record, we count how many times it has checked out as its "circs". The library's collection floats (items checked out at one branch and returned at another stay at the branch at which they are returned), but its items circulate.

In spring, doesn't everyone's fancy turn to the garden? Blooms, blossoms, and greenery! Here's a list of the most popular books in the library catalog to help you develop your green thumb in the special conditions of the desert Southwest. Also be sure to check out our Seed Library and other staff-created Home & Garden guides, and you can even visit with the local Master Gardeners at a few library branches!

Top Circulating: Gardening

1.  Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes by Baker H. Morrow
2. Growing the Southwest Garden by Judith Phillips
3. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest by Trisha Shirey
4. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
5. Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico Month-By-Month Gardening by Jacqueline A. Soule
6. Down to Earth by Margo Murdock
7. Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening by Jacqueline A. Soule
8. Letters to a Young Farmer by Martha Hodgkins
9. Water-Wise Plants For the Southwest by Nan Sterman
10. Southwest Gardener's Handbook by Diana Maranhao
11. Month-to-Month Gardening by Kelli Dolecek
12.  McGee & Stuckey's The Bountiful Container by Rose Marie Nichols McGee
13. The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden by Sally Roth
14. All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
15. Arizona & New Mexico Getting Started Garden Guide by Mary Irish
16. Straw Bale Gardens Complete by Joel Karsten
17. Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard
18. Waterwise Plants For Sustainable Gardens by Lauren Springer Ogden
19. Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla
20. Indoor Edible Garden by Zia Allaway
21.  Waterwise Garden Care by Cindy Bellinger
22. Seeds on Ice by Cary Fowler
23. The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds by Robert E. Gough
24. Month-By-Month Gardening in the Desert Southwest by Mary Irish
25. Straw Bale Gardens by Joel Karsten
26. Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoullier
27. Compost City by Rebecca Louie
28. Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening by Deborah L, Martin
29.  Southwest Kitchen Garden by Kim Nelson
30. New Mexico Gardener's Guide by Judith Phillips

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