The Pick of the Planet and Water Street Bookstore Present a Gardening Panel: Tuesday, June 5th, 7 p.m.

Expert garden panelists include:

Penelope O’Sullivan, editor of Coastal Home magazine, author of The Homeowner’s Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook: The Essential Guide to Choosing, Planting, and Maintaining Perfect Landscape Plants, and co-author of The Pruning Answer Book.

Roanne Robbins, author of The Continous Container Garden: Swap in the Plants of the Season to Create Fresh Designs Year-Round and a design consultant who specializes in creative plant and floral designs for small-space gardens, containers, and special occasions

Ellen Sousa, author of The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden, a practical, comprehensive, and inspirational guidebook for New Englanders looking for low-cost, beautiful, and earth-friendly ways to green their landscapes and welcome friendly wildlife habitat.

John Forti, herbalist, ethnobotanist, landscape historian at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, co-founder of Slow Foods Seacoast, and contributor to the book, Renewing America’s Food Tradition, will speak on growing heirloom herbs and vegetables.

The Pick of the Planet will be providing plants for demonstrations, and the expert panel will be prepared to answer any questions you may have. The event is free and open to the public.

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