10 Nov Authors take the Stage at 2013 Garden Show
In this day and age when virtually anything can be read online, gardeners still love to curl up with a good gardening book, dreaming about the potential and possibilities of their garden. Fortunately the worry about the demise of the gardening book publishing industry is premature, judging by the many outstanding new releases coming in the next few months.
And garden writers think the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is a great stop for a book tour!
The hugely popular and wonderfully opinionated New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart, who was last here in 2005, is back at the show, bringing with her tales of her latest book, The Drunken Botanist, as she talks about the plants around the world used to make alcoholic beverages – plus she’s doing two DIY Stage demonstrations and mixing up her favorite concoctions.
Illustrator and prolific writer Sharon Lovejoy, author of ten books, including Trowel & Error and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, has a new children’s book coming out, My First Bird Book, which will make the perfect gift for children and grandchildren – the book turns into a birdfeeder! She will be showing you how to use your garden as a canvas to create a collage of flora and fauna, and also how to live in harmony with all of nature’s wonderful inhabitants
Tovah Martin will also be speaking at the show for the first time. Her latest book, The Unexpected Houseplant, was just published by Timber Press in August. She is also the author of over a dozen books, including The New Terrarium and Tasha Tudor’s Garden. If you’d like some inspiration for your ho-hum indoor plants, or perhaps a jazzy new terrarium garden, look for Tovah’s seminars on the weekend.
If you’re a fan of the gardening blog with attitude, ‘Kiss my Aster’, you won’t want to miss Amanda Thomsen’s two seminars. Her cleverly illustrated book is perfect for beginning gardeners and even experienced gardeners will love the fresh take on gardening do’s and don’ts. Amanda believes in throwing out the “rules” and she just nails the gardening persona.
Likewise designer Andrew Keys is out to save you from yourself and help you make the most of your garden — without the heartache of planting the wrong plants. His two seminars are based on his new book, Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? – a question so many of us don’t ask before we plant, much to our lasting regret.
These are just a few of the speakers you will want to see. Join us and experience everything gardening, February 20 – 24, 2013 in Seattle.
To check out the complete 2013 Seminar Schedule just click on the button below. Seminars are listed by day, but you can also peruse the entire list of 90 speakers on the Speakers at a Glance page. ~ Janet