We are so pleased to once again be the bookseller for the annual
The Spring Garden Symposium is prefect for anyone who enjoys gardening and learning ways to do it better.
Four presentations, two major authors and their books.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023
12:45-4:45 PM (VIRTUAL)
“Hybridizing Squash: How New Varieties are Developed” by Lindsay Wyatt, Ph.D. from Johnny’s Seeds
“Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden” by Horticulturalist Bill Noble
How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In Spirit of Place, Bill Noble—a lifelong gardener, and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy—helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont.
Throughout, Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual’s personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces. Sumptuously illustrated, this thoughtful look at the process of garden-making shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023
(IN-PERSON AT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY IN MANCHESTER OR VIRTUAL)
“Choice Matters: Native Plants for an Earth-friendly Landscape” by Uli Lorimer from the Native Plant Trust
Bring your garden to life—and life to your garden
Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Northeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Native plant expert Uli Lorimer of the Native Plant Trust makes adding these superstar plants easier than ever before, with proven advice that every home gardener can follow. This incomparable sourcebook includes 235 recommended native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, and annuals. It’s everything you need to know to create a beautiful and beneficial garden.
“Mushrooms and Mycelium: Their Role in our Health and our Planet” by Christine Gagnon from Uncanoonuc Foraging Company