Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Leach Library is ‘Growing Great Flowers’

On Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. the Leach Library will host ‘The Gardening Guy’ Henry Homeyer, a regionally syndicated gardening columnist, for a talk on “Growing Great Flowers in New Hampshire: Including Old Favorites and Lesser Known Beauties.”

Henry Homeyer is a life-long organic gardener whose weekly column appears in twelve newspapers around New England. He has written for The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other newspapers, in addition to weekly blog updates on his website, www.gardening-guy.com. Homeyer is a UNH Master Gardener, a regular monthly contributor to Vermont Public Radio, and has taught sustainable gardening at Granite State College. He resides in Cornish Flats, New Hampshire.

In this presentation, Homeyer will discuss which varieties of flowers grow best in New Hampshire and what each needs to succeed. He will share tips and tricks and explain how one can grow showy lady slipper orchids and Himalayan blue poppies – or just have better luck with roses, peonies, and bee balm. Homeyer’s presentation will emphasize the importance of gardening without chemicals, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask him questions.

This talk is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Library’s lower-level Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.

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