Four Lanes End Garden Club
​Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Books Becky suggests about drying flowers:
Garlands, Circles, & Decorative Wreathes By Fiona Barnett & Terrance Moore
Herbs for Weddings by Bertha Reppert
Herb Drying Handbook by Nora Blose & Dawn Cusick
Wreathes, Arrangements, and Basket Decorations by Ellen Spector Platt
Flower Crafts by Ellen Spector Platt
Lavender by Ellen Spector  Platt
​Books available in the Library at Four Lanes End Garden Club
...ON ARRANGEMENTS and DESIGN:
     Arranging - The Basics of Contemporary Floral Design.................................................................................Hal Cook
     Branches and Blooms.....................................................................................................................Althea Harampolist
     Creative Art of Bonsai..............................................................................................................................Sarah Raven
     The Cutting Garden.............................................................................................................Home Decorating Institute
     Design Made Easy....................................................................................................................................Barbara May
     Finding and Arranging Flowers Naturally.....................................................................................Prichard and Jarechi
     Flower Arranging.....................................................................................................Readers Digest Home Handbooks
     Flower Arranging.................................................................................................................................Judith Blacklock
     Flower Arranging Style........................................................................................................................Judith Blacklock
     Flower Arranging-The Complete Guide.................................................................................................Malcolm Hillier
     The Flower Chef.....................................................................................................................................Carly Cylinder
     Fresh Flower Arranging..........................................................................................................................Ariella Chezar
     Fresh Flower Arranging...................................................................................................................Welford and Wicks
     In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral's New Creatives
     Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement.............................................................................................Reiko Takenora       Ikebana Style: 10 Portable Flower Arrangements.......................................................................................Keiko Kubo
     Philadelphia Flower Show
     Seasonal Wreaths..............................................................................................................................Adelman Grenier
     Simple Flower Arranging.................................................................................................................Welford and Wicks
     Two Hour Nature Crafts........................................................................................................................McKenzie Kate
     Veranda: The Romance of Flowers.........................................................................................................Clinton Smith
     Wreath Book..........................................................................................................................................Robert Pulleyn

...ON CHRISTMAS
     American Country Christmas
     Celebrating Christmas...................................................................................................................... Pamela Westlake
     Christmas Williamsburg
     A Scented Christmas......................................................................................................................................... Cusick
     Ultimate Christmas................................................................................................................................. Jane Newdick​
     Victoria 500 Christmas Ideas.............................................................................................................Kimberly Meisner
     The Whole Christmas Catalog

...ON FLOWERS:
     Bulbs-Burpee......................................................................................................................................................S.Bale
     Flowers A - Z.....................................................................................................................................Cecelia Hifferman
     Gardener's Guide to Growing Orchids...................................................................................................William Mathis
     Orchids
     The Plant Propagators Bible..................................................................................................................Miranda Smith

...ON GARDENS:
    Annual Garden...............................................................................................................................Bennett and Forsyth
     Best Garden Plants for Pennsylvania...........................................................................................Steinberg and Beck 
​     Conifers...................................................................................................................................................Adrian Bloom
     Container Gardens............................................................................................................................Barbara Pleasant
     Container Garden Idea Book............................................................................................................................Taunton​
​     Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations..........................................................................................Nancy Ondra
     The Creative Shrub Garden...................................................................................................................Andy McIndoe
     50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants:
         the prettiest annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs that deer don't eat…............................Ruth Rogers Clausen 
     Five Plant Gardens: 52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five Plants...................................Nancy Ondra
     Garden Ornaments..................................................................................................................................Martha Baker
     The Garden Source-Inspirational Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes.....................................................Andrea June
     Garden Style......................................................................................................................Better Homes and Gardens
     Glorious Shade...………………………………………………………...........................................…...Jenny Rose Carey
     Growing the Northeast Garden................................................................................................................Andrew Keys
     The Herb Garden...................................................................................................................................Malcolm Hillier
     The Layered Garden....................................................................................................................................David Culp
     New England Getting Started Guide...................................................................................................Charlie Nardozzi
     Perennials................................................................................................................................................Maggie Oster
     Perennial Gardening Guide....................................................................................................................John Valleauq
     Perennial Matchmaker: Create Amazing Combinations With Your Favorite Perennials..........................Nancy Ondra
     Seeds of Hope: wisdom & wonder from the world of plants...…………..........................……………...…Jane Goodall
     Small Garden Book...................................................................................................................................Peter McHoy
     The Water Garden
​     
​...FOR REFERENCE
     An A-Z Guide to Herbs.........................................................................................................................Readers Digest
     The Beginners Guide to Gardening.............................................................................................Creative Homemaker
     The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents..............................................................................................Terri Hewitt
     The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual......................................................................................Barbara Pleasant
     Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses.......................................................................................................Deni Brown
     Exploring Gardens & Green Spaces: from Connecticut to the Delaware Valley….............................Magda Salvesen
     Flower Finder - The American Horticultural Society......................................................................Jacqueline Hertieau
     Garden Made: a year of seasonal projects to beautify your garden & your life …..................….…….Stephanie Rose
     Handbooks for Flower Shows
     Herbs: Guide to Plants............................................................................................................................Weldon Owen
     The House Plant Expert..................................................................................................................Dr. D.G. Hessayon
     Index of Garden Plants............................................................................................................................Mark Griffiths
     The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert................................................................................................Dr. D.G. Hessayon
     Native Plants of the Northeast: a guide for gardening and conservation..……........................…...Donald J. Leopold 
     The Plant Recipe Guide......................................................................................................................Baylor Chapman
     Success With House Plants..................................................................................................................Readers Digest
     Succulents Simplified......................................................................................................................Debra Lee Baldwin

...FOR JUNIOR GARDENERS
     Biodiversity....................................................................................................................................Penn State Ag & Sc
     Garden Wizardry for Kids.......................................................................................................................L. Patricia Kite
     Kids Gardening.................................................................................................................................Ocone and Pranis
     Let's Grow..............................................................................................................................................Linda Tingner 
     Reason for a Flower.....................................................................................................................................Ruth Hiller    



PLANT CARE 

Morris Arboretum Plant Clinic....................................(215) 247-5777​
            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 to 3:00PM

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Hotline................(215) 988-8777
          Monday through Friday - 9:30AM till noon

Penn State Cooperative Extension
   Bucks County.........................................................(215) 345-3283
   Montgomery County...............................................(610) 489-4315

Go to Woodcreekdrieds for dried flowers.
Making a Kokedama Moss Ball 
using the alternative method
​   The Plant Lady 
               of Bucks County
         Blanche Gottel
Concerned about Lyme Disease? 
Click here to learn what you can do to protect yourself.
Shared by Evelyn Thorne, co-founder of Bucks County Lyme, a local group which works to educate people about tick borne diseases. Bucks County Lyme is part of the PA Lyme Resource Network, a State-wide organization with 22 groups under it. 


Queen Anne's Lace lovers BEWARE!
Queen Anne's Lace looks beautiful in bouquets and floral arrangement. 
Imagine getting it for free along the roadside. But, be careful. 
Before you scavenge, consider this. 
Queen Anne's Lace and Poison Hemlock are strikingly similar in appearance! 
But, their presence in your home can have seriously different consequences. So, know what you are foraging. 

If it is blooming in the late spring or early summer and has a purplish stem, beware and cautious for this is most likely Poisonous Hemlock and could send you to the hospital with respiratory issues or worse. 

Wait to pick those lacey white flowers growing in the late summer from plants with fuzzy stems. These beauties are most likely what you want to safely enhance your vases.  

Or, play it safe and purchase them from a reputable plant or floral supplier.        
                                                                                                                                                                            source: April 2022 Good Housekeeping Magazine.
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