Monday, July 22, 2013

Explore Emma's Garden

Have you ever walked around the beautiful grounds of Emma Clark Library and wondered about the plantings? No need to wonder anymore! 

Emma Clark has just unveiled a new project, Emma’s Garden. There is brand new signage identifying plantings for the curious public, including a tool for the tech-savvy. Each sign includes a QR code. Simply hold your mobile device up to the code, and it will bring you to a webpage with more information on the planting – such as origin, bloom time and zones – along with how much sun, type of soil, and the height and spread of the planting to help you decide if you’d like to plant them in your own garden. Webpages include links to "how-to" videos, as well as gardening book recommendations that may be checked out from the library.

Emma’s Garden includes flowers such as Hydrangeas, Day Lilies, and Black-Eyed Susans; bushes such as Beautyberrys, Rhododendrons, Cherry Laurels, Double Fire Virbinum, and Butterfly Bushes; and trees such as American Hollys, Kwanzan Cherry Trees, and multiple varieties of Crabapple. 

Garden research was done by Nancy McCaffrey, Adult Reference Librarian, along with Dianne Greco, Administrative Assistant. Book recommendations were compiled by Jennifer Mullen, Adult Reference Librarian. 

Come stop by to see the quaint and historic grounds of Emma Clark Library. 
There is no need to register or be a resident to enjoy its beauty.

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