As you've probably heard, I've co-authored a book with my friend and colleague, Pat Munts. Pat writes garden columns for The Spokesman-Review's "Voice" section on Thursdays.
The book is "Northwest Gardener's Handbook," published by Cool Springs Press. The subtitle is "Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve" and it covers all of Washington and Oregon, northernmost California and southern British Columbia.
We put a great deal of effort into covering the various regions and the challenges gardeners face in each. There is a lot of information that is very specific to gardening in the Inland Northwest. The book contains about 300 detailed plant profiles (which I wrote) and 89% of those plants will grow in this region!
Pat and I have three local book signings coming up:
- Feb. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m. _ We will be the featured speakers at The Inland Empire Gardeners' meeting where we'll discuss how the book came together. Following the talk, we'll be selling and autographing copies of the book. The TIEG meetings are free and open to the public and are held at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley. For more information, visit TIEG's website.
- Feb. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m. _ Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, located at 15319 E. 8th Ave. in Spokane Valley, will be hosting us for this book signing.
- Mar. 14 at the Cabin Fever Gardening Symposium _ If you don't know about this event, I wrote about it recently on this blog: click here. It is one of the most enjoyable ways any gardener could spend a day! The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. I'm not sure about the exact times Pat and I will be signing books just yet but would guess it will be first thing in the morning and at lunchtime. Stay tuned for more specifics. For more info on Cabin Fever and to register, go to the Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County website. The registration deadline is looming!
We hope to see you at one of these signings and will let you know of others as the dates are finalized!