Adkins Arboretum Celebrates Publication of Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide
RIDGELY, MDâ€”March 26, 2015)
What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide, the first book written specifically for Chesapeake Bay-region gardeners, shows homeowners, garden designers, gardeners and landscapers how to do just that. Meet the author and celebrate the release of this landmark book on Wed., April 8 at Adkins Arboretum.
Written by Barbara W. Ellis with principal photographer Neil Soderstrom, and published by University of North Carolina Press in association with Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping is an important resource for aspiring earth-friendly gardeners. Mid-Atlantic gardenersâ€”from beginners to advancedâ€”will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting.
Featuring more than 300 color photographs in addition to helpful planting plans, diagrams and lists of recommended plants for all sites and soils, Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping is the ultimate resource for all gardeners who wish to hone their craft and take part in making our world a healthier and more beautiful habitat for all creatures.
This indispensable guide is â€śan important, valuable and timely resource for Chesapeake gardeners, and the only book of its kind in the region,â€ť said Mollie Ridout, director of horticulture for the Historic Annapolis Foundation. â€śThe volumeâ€™s structure and practical how-to nature will make it useful both to readers just starting their gardening endeavors and to experienced gardeners inspired to bring their landscapes into more conformity with their natural contexts.â€ť
Barbara W. Ellis is the former managing editor of gardening books at Rodale Press and publications director at the American Horticultural Society. She is the author of Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low-Maintenance Ground Covers, among other books. She lives and gardens in Kent County.
Join Ellis at Adkins Arboretum on Wed., April 8, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn about creating welcoming gardens and landscapes that are earth and Bay friendly, and to pick up a signed copy of this long-awaited new book. Admission is free, and the reception is open to the public. Copies of Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide may be purchased in advance at adkinsarboretum.org.