Check It Out: Flower Power

Submitted by J. Johnston on Wed, 04/06/2022 - 11:11

April showers may bring May flowers, but Mother Nature doesn’t wait until May. Take a look around, and you’ll see flowers springing up everywhere. So lovely are the daffodils and cherry blossoms adorning our yards and parks right now—and I can hardly wait for tulips and iris to join the blossom parade. Spring is so much fun!

Much has been written about flowers—how to grow, how to arrange, how to appreciate—and the library is the perfect place to find a favorite floral-themed read. Sometimes less is more, so I will keep this column brief and let the words of others speak to the beauty of blooms.

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends –Okakura Kakuzo

New at the Library




This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District collection. Find more in our catalog, or call (360) 906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.

Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

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A version of this column was published in the Sunday, April 3, 2022 edition of The Columbian newspaper.

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