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BOOK REVIEW-GARDEN-PEDIA BY Pamela Bennett & Maria Zampini
An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms

Chloe Wertz, Cathy Dees
St. Lynn's Press

THE G0-TO GARDEN JARGON GUIDE. So, you think you’re a knowledgeable gardener? What’s the difference between hardpan and hardening-off? A cold frame and a cloche? A native and a nativar? Even the most educated garden folk have trouble keeping all those terms straight. If only there was a guide that explains in simple English what those gardening terms mean; just give you the need-to-knows. Thanks to “hort experts” Maria Zampini and Pam Bennett, we finally have that guide!

Their new book, Garden-pedia: an A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (St. Lynn’s Press, January 2015), fills the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms for the layman gardener.

In a friendly, conversational style, Pam and Maria give the reader easy access to the what, when, why and how of gardening. With over 300 of the most common terms you’ll encounter, Pam and Maria present, with entertaining sidebars, useful tips and color photos throughout.

Say goodbye to confusing “hort-speak” terminology. This a-to-z tool offers simple explanations and high graphic appeal. Up-to-date and authoritative, and the first of its kind, Garden-pedia is destined to be the reference of choice for new or experienced gardeners, master gardeners, and green industry professionals everywhere.

"Garden-pedia is a must-have for the garden bookshelf, or better yet, a wonderful gift for friends and family who love to play in the dirt." - Nicholas Staddon, Director of New Plant Introductions, Monrovia Growers.
 “Thanks to Pam and Maria, we now have a fun, convenient, and comprehensive way to learn the correct meaning of all those gardening terms we have, at times, scratched our heads and wondered, “What does that mean?” - Terri L. James, Extension Horticulturalist, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

About the Authors
Pam Bennett is the State Master Gardener volunteer Coordinator for Ohio.  She is also the Horticulture Educator and Director for Ohio State University Extension in Clark County. She has a BS in Landscape Horticulture and an MS in Human and Community Resource Development from Ohio State University. Pam provides leadership for the Ohio Master Gardener volunteer program while conducting consumer and commercial horticulture programs.
Maria Zampini is President of UpShoot, LLC - a boutique horticulture marketing firm focusing on new plant introductions and gardening related products. She is also the Director of Plant Development for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Maria writes for green industry trade journals and consumer magazines such as Nursery Management, Garden Center and State-by-State gardening magazines. Her speaking topics include new plant introductions, sustainability, native plants, plant patents and trademarks. 
GARDEN-PEDIA: AN A to Z Guide to Gardening Terms
due in bookstores in January
ISBN-13: 978-0-9892688-4-4
St. Lynn’s Press

Posted December 12, 2014

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