Gardening Guy' comes to Chester

CHESTER-Henry Homeyer, Vermont's best-known gardening expert, will unveil his new book, "Organic Gardening (not just) in the Northeast," at Misty Valley Books on the Green Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m.

Homeyer, known locally as "the Gardening Guy," is a freelance writer, garden designer, and consultant. He writes a weekly gardening column for the Rutland Herald, the Valley News and other newspapers in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

The book, "Organic Gardening...," is organized around the calendar year starting in March and continuing through the year with timely advice.

It is full of interesting information: how to sharpen your pruners or use a screwdriver to test for compaction in the lawn; how to build a welcoming cedar arbor as an entrance to the garden; how to grow ladyslipper orchids or Himalayan blue poppies, prune apple trees, grow a giant pumpkin, even how to start a date palm (from a grocery store date) or build a small stone igloo to delight your children.

Always eccentric, eclectic, and entertaining, Homeyer provides wonderful and timely gardening advice.

A reception and book signing will follow Homeyer's presentation of his book. For more information, call Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

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