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Spring into Gardening


The arrival of spring means yard work and outdoor projects to start. Gardening, whether its indoors or outdoors, leaves your space feeling fresh and colorful. Check out some of beginner gardening tips from Miracle-Gro, if you’re new to gardening.

Not sure which plants to begin with? Try planting some Massachusetts-native flowers! According to the Mass Audubon, “most native plants require little maintenance because they have evolved to thrive in our local habitats and growing conditions.” Below are five common flowers and greenery that are native to Massachusetts. You can find any of these plants at local nurseries! Most of these plants attract honeybees and common butterflies – leaving your garden brimming with wildlife.

Whether you like to maintain flowers on your porch or build massive gardens in your yard, the library has the resources to help you! We’re excited to offer the virtual program “Vegetable Gardening for Everyone” on April 5 at 6:30pm to aid your vegetable gardening needs. This program is in collaboration with the Haverhill Garden Club. You can register for the program here.

There’s also no shortage of materials in the library to teach you different ways of gardening. Check out some of the items listed below to use your green thumb this spring.

Indoor Plants:

Outdoor Plants: