Make Your Garden Grow With Sno-Isle Libraries!

Are you a budding gardener looking to cultivate your green thumb or an experienced horticulturist seeking new inspiration? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to library gardening resources! From books and magazines to digital resources and community events, discover how your local library can help you grow the garden of your dreams. 

Book Lists

General Gardening

Botany & Plant Identification

Edible Gardens

House Plants

Natural Landscaping

Pacific Northwest 

Specialty Gardens

Gardening Magazines

Better Homes and Gardens

Birds & Blooms

Fine Gardening

Garden Gate


Online Resources

  • GALE eBooks on Gardening - Instantly access this collection of specialty eBooks on all varieties of gardening from farming to herbs to hydroponics. 
  • GALE One File: Gardening and Horticulture - For green thumbs of all levels! More than 3.6 million articles from over 100 journals, as well as reference books on the topic of plants and plant care. 
  • Consumer Reports: Home & Garden - Check out their section on "Lawn Care" to see ratings and reviews of popular lawn care products. 

Great Courses on DVD

The Science of Gardening

How to Grow Anything

Pioneering Skills for Everyone

Library Gardening Presentations

Growing Groceries: Principles of Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Master Gardener Jim Olson. Recorded on Jan. 31, 2023.
Learn to grow your own food! This class is ideal for the beginner to intermediate home gardener. Includes gardening practices based on current science and is appropriate for our Pacific Northwest environment. Topics include making the most of our short summers and mild winters, organizing your garden for seasonal planting, irrigation, fertilization, crop rotation for garden health and fertility, integrated pest management, plant selection, succession planting, planting dates, and more. 

Botany of the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Botanist Nolan Exe. Recorded May 25, 2021.
Whether your goal is to sustainably harvest edible plants, build pollinator friendly gardens, or simply explore your local ecology, learning basic plant identification is just the place to start! Join botanist Nolan Exe as he discusses beginner plant ID, common plant families of the Pacific Northwest, and the growing need for citizen scientists like you to monitor changing plant populations.

Bring Back the Pollinators

Presented by Xerces Society Ambassador Linda Zielinski. Recorded April 10, 2023.
Discusses the work of native pollinators, the threats they face, and what we can do to help them survive and thrive. 

Get Gardening Help

Looking for more information about gardening in the Pacific Northwest? Ask us! We're available to assist you in finding gardening resources via chat, email, phone, text and in-person at your local library. You can also request a Custom Reading List tailored to your specific gardening needs. Receive a list of 4-6 relevant titles within just a few days.