Gardening expert Kris Green unveiling new book

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Kristin Green, East Bay Life columnist and author of "Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter" will be at Island Books in Middletown this Saturday.

"Plantiful" shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices.

Kris will share her idea behind the bookand her personal gardening philosophy) and will do a brief demonstration of a propagation method discussed in the book: how to root tip cuttings using a Forsythe pot, a tool for cloning that is simpler than a greenhouse mist system, more reliable than glasses of water on the windowsill and can be easily made from stuff found in the shed.

Kristin Green first unearthed a passion for gardening while on the West Coast earning degrees in art and painting from the University of Washington. Now back on native soil, she is a full-time, year-round gardener serving as interpretive horticulturist, garden blogger, and photographer at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, as well as head gardener and curator of plants for her own .17-acre estate. She writes a regular column called "Down to Earth" for East Bay Newspapers, and blogs, irregularly, at trenchmanicure.wordpress.com. Her writing and photographs have been published in Fine Gardening and other magazines.

WHERE: Island Books, Wyatt Square, 575 E. Main Road, Middletown

WHEN: 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8

Kristin Green

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