, Derry, New Hampshire


February 28, 2013

Leach Library hosts 'The Gardening Guy'

LONDONDERRY — On Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., Leach Library will host “The Gardening Guy,” Henry Homeyer, for a talk on “Growing Great Flowers in New Hampshire: Including Old Favorites and Lesser Known Beauties.”

A regionally syndicated gardening columnist, Homeyer is a lifelong organic gardener whose weekly column appears in 12 newspapers around New England. He has written for The New York Times, the Boston Globe and other newspapers. He also writes weekly blog updates on his website,

Homeyer is a UNH Master Gardener, a regular monthly contributor to Vermont Public Radio, and has taught sustainable gardening at Granite State College. He lives in Cornish Flats.

In this presentation, Homeyer will discuss which varieties of flowers grow best in New Hampshire and what each needs to succeed.

He will share tips and tricks and explain how one can grow showy lady slipper orchids and Himalayan blue poppies — or just have better luck with roses, peonies and beebalm.

Homeyer’s presentation will emphasize the importance of gardening without chemicals, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask him questions.

This talk is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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