Book signings: "Northwest Gardener's Handbook"

As you've probably already heard, my friend and colleague Pat Munts and I have co-authored the new book, "Northwest Gardener's Handbook." It was published by Cool Springs Press and released in mid-January. You can learn more about the book by going to my announcement about the book.

I wanted to let you know that we have several book signings coming up:

April 11 from noon to 2 p.m. _ This book signing is in conjunction with a special event to benefit the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. At the event, Carol Newcomb (owner of Northland Rosarium) will give a presentation on "Heritage Roses for Your Garden." Cost for this event is a minimum $5 donation. Location: Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, 507 W. 7th Ave., Spokane. For more information on the event, call (509) 998-9869.

April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. _ Our book signing will take place during the Spokane County Master Gardeners' annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale. This is a free event that features fabulous plants from Master Gardeners' gardens, a fun yard sale of all sorts of goodies, there will be informational booths on a wide variety of gardening topics, and the plant clinic will be open for diagnostic help and more. Don't miss this fun day and be sure to stop by our table to say hello to Pat and me! Location: Spokane County Extension center, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane (just south of the Indians ballpark and Spokane fairgrounds)

May 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. _ Pat and I will be signing books at the Garden Expo, the awesome annual event put on by gardeners, for gardeners! This free event features hundreds of garden-related vendors selling plants, tools, yard art and more. I will also be teaching a class on "Growing Heirloom Vegetables." Location: Spokane Community College Lair building, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane.