Go-To Garden Reference Guide

gardenpediabookcoverredux (1)Madison, OH (October 2, 2014) – Garden-pedia: an A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (St. Lynn’s Press, 2015) is a new kind of garden reference guide: an A-to-Z tool that cuts through confusing “hort-speak” terminology with simple explanations and high graphic appeal.
Do you know the difference between hardpan and hardening-off? Between a native and a nativar? A cold frame and a cloche? Do you wish a book existed that explains in simple English what gardening terms mean so you can be a knowledgeable gardener? Veteran horticulturists Maria Zampini and Pamela Bennett have done just that!

Garden-pedia is written to fill the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms in a friendly, conversational style including the what, when, why and how of gardening. Over 300 of the most common terms are presented with entertaining sidebars, tips and color photos throughout.
The Ohio State University Extension ServiceThis authoritative guide is destined to be the reference of choice for novice or experienced gardeners alike, master gardeners and green industry professionals everywhere. We are proud to announce part of the proceeds go to support The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

  • Most garden dictionaries are too academic for the home gardener’s needs, have too few illustrations and make for dull, dry reading. Garden-pedia is unique in its conversational style and its photo- and graphics-rich format.
  • Garden terms change with the times and can be confusing to the layman gardener. Garden-pedia is the most up-to-date reference on the market today.


  • The 20-30 something new gardener who appreciates concise, visually appealing information.
  • The experienced gardener who wants a handy, up-to-date reference guide.
  • Green industry professionals including wholesale growers, retailers, landscape businesses and others.
  • Master gardener volunteers and garden club members nationwide.
  • Friends and relatives looking for the ideal gift book for the gardener in their lives.
Garden-pedia will be available in retail garden centers, gift stores and bookstores nationwide starting January 2015. Paperback list price is $16.95. Book size is 6″ x 7″, making a perfect pocket reference pick.

Visit Amazon to pre-order your copy today! Credit card payments will be processed when the book ships out. Wholesale orders are available through St. Lynn’s Press book sales division. We would love it if you can take the time to read Garden-pedia and post your personal review on Amazon. 

You can also contact these fine book retailers:
indiebound.org (independent bookstores)

For a review copy, contact St. Lynn’s Press today.

Jo Lamp'l“Finally, a guide to gardening that breaks down some of the most confusing terms to everyday speak. My kinda book! All you need for a casual and ready reference to some of the most important terms every gardener should know.”
– Joe Lamp’l, Executive Producer & Host: Growing a Greener World®

Pam and Maria are available for book signings, presentations, speaking engagements and radio appearances. Be forward thinking and book your event today!


About Pam Bennett
Pam Bennett

Pam Bennett is the State Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator for Ohio State University Extension.  She is also the Horticulture Educator and Director in Clark County. She has a BS in Landscape Horticulture and an MS in Human and Community Resource Development from Ohio State University. Pam specializes in a variety of consumer horticulture topics including woody and herbaceous ornamentals, and vegetable gardening. Contact Pam at 937.521.3868 or bennett.27@osu.edu

About Maria Zampini
Maria ZampiniMaria is President of UpShoot, LLC – a boutique horticulture marketing firm focusing on new plant introductions and gardening related products.  She is also the Director of Plant Development for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Maria writes for green industry trade journals and consumer magazines such as Nursery Management, Garden Center and State-by-State gardening magazines. Her speaking topics include new plant introductions, sustainability, native plants, plant patents and trademarks.  Contact Maria at 440.812.3249 or maria@upshoothort.com

About St. Lynn’s Press
St. Lynn's PressSt. Lynn’s Press offers books that speak to living in harmony with the whole of life. Our publications are printed on recycled papers with environmentally-friendly inks and technologies that support sustainability. For additional information, please contact us by phone 412.381.9933, fax 412.381.9935 or visit our website: www.stlynnspress.com.


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