Do You Speak Garden?
I’m beyond proud to share that in August at the GWA National Symposium in Pittsburgh, St. Lynn’s Press formally announced the release of Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms I’m co-authoring with Pam Bennett of The Ohio State University!
Garden-pedia is written to fill the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms in a friendly, conversational style; it’s not boring or dull but instead includes the what, when, why and how of gardening in a photo and graphics rich format.
This authoritative, up-to-date guide is perfect for novice or expert gardeners, green industry professionals and their staff, master gardeners and garden clubs or friends and relatives looking for the ideal gardening gift book.
Garden-pedia will be available in retail garden centers, gift and book stores nationwide starting January 2015. Or you can visit Amazon to pre-order your copy today! Paperback list price is $16.95. And best of all, part of the proceeds go to support the Ohio State University’s Master Gardener program.
Texture, Fall Color and Blooms –
While not a ‘new’ plant, Newport Viburnum is an established plant in the market place that is being rediscovered and coming back in to fashion, so-to-speak.
Viburnum plicatum ‘Newzam’
Newport has quilt-like foliage which adds texture in the landscape setting. It also turns a pleasing burgundy color in the fall.
In late spring it produces an abundant display of big, snowball-like clusters of blooms.
It can be a stand alone plant in the landscape or it is also great in a grouping, such as at the entrance to Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.