05 22, 2021

How (and Why) to Plant a Rain Garden

By |2021-05-22T12:00:47-04:00May 22, 2021|

Natalie Gertz-Young from the Master Rain Gardener Program explains why rain gardens are so important and how to add one to your property. She walks you through designing, digging, planting, and maintaining your rain garden!

If you want to know more you can check out the Master Rain Gardener Program.

Two more tips for any green thumbs out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

04 1, 2019

Video: Perfect perennials for constant color in your garden

By |2019-04-01T06:00:57-04:00April 1, 2019|

Master Gardener Shelley Baeslack explained how you can use perennials to create interest in your garden all four seasons when she visited our library last week.

If you missed her talk (or wish to revisit it,) we filmed it and are sharing it in its entirety online.

By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch.

In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

03 12, 2019

Perfect perennials for continuous color

By |2019-03-12T06:00:34-04:00March 12, 2019|

Learn how to use perennials like rhododendron to create continuous color in your garden.

Learn how to use perennials like rhododendron to create continuous color in your garden.

Learn how to create color in your garden all year during a free gardening program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at our Main Branch

A volunteer from the Master Gardener program will demonstrate how to add continuous color to your garden with perennials.

The program is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch.

In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

03 30, 2018

Get orchid advice from a master gardener

By |2018-03-30T06:00:19-04:00March 30, 2018|

Lake County Master Gardener Susan Cowling offered advice on caring for orchids when she visited earlier this month.

She makes recommendations for watering, light, humidity, fertilizer, and potting the lovely (and surprisingly hardy) plants. She also suggests some lovely starter orchids for novice gardeners.

Speaking of gardening, did you know MPL has a seed library? Here’s how it works:

You can borrow heirloom and organic seeds from us the same way you’d borrow a book or movie.

You can pick from our dozens of varieties of herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit seeds. Take up to 15 types of seed per year.

All we ask is that when the seeds grow into plants,  you save some of its seeds and return them to the library.

For more gardening tips, including a seed-planting calendar, visit our Seed Library’s page.

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