Thursday, April 7, 2011

A new book for North Carolina's gardeners

If you're like me, you've recently been pulling weeds, turning soil, applying fresh pine needles to winter-gray beds. In April, our gardens call us. Now, a new book, "The Successful Gardener Guide: North Carolina," (John F. Blair; $19.95) serves up advice when we need it most.

Written by N.C. gardening experts Leah Chester-Davis and Toby Bost, the guide covers everything from lawns and flower gardens to food plants and trees. It also includes a list of 70 top plants for the state and a gardening calendar by region.

Learn more from the authors, who'll sign books at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Main Street Books,126 S. Main Street in Davidson, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road.