Hort experts publish gardening guide

The guide aims to cut through "hort-speak" terminology with simple explanations and high graphic appeal.

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October 7, 2014

MADISON, Ohio --  Garden-pedia: an A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (St. Lynn's Press, 2015) is a new kind of garden reference guide: an A-to-Z tool that cuts through confusing “hort-speak” terminology with simple explanations and high graphic appeal.

Veteran horticulturists Maria Zampini and Pamela Bennett have written a book that aims to fill the need for a clear, concise book of useful terms in a friendly, conversational style including the what, when, why and how of gardening. More than 300 of the most common terms are presented with entertaining sidebars, tips and color photos throughout.

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, and a frequent contributor to Nursery Management.

Bennett is the state master gardener volunteer coordinator for Ohio State University Extension. She is also the horticulture educator and director in Clark County.

This authoritative guide is destined to be the reference of choice for novice or experienced gardeners alike, master gardeners and green industry professionals everywhere. Part of the proceeds from the book will support The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

The target audience for the book includes:

• The 20-30 something new gardener who appreciates concise, visually appealing information.
• The experienced gardener who wants a handy, up-to-date reference guide.
• Green industry professionals including wholesale growers, students, retailers, landscape businesses and others.
• Master gardener volunteers and garden club members nationwide.
• Friends and relatives looking for the ideal gift book for the gardener in their lives.

Garden-pedia will be available in retail garden centers, gift stores and bookstores nationwide starting January 2015. Paperback list price is $16.95. Book size is 6" x 7", making a perfect pocket reference pick.

Visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound or Powell's to pre-order your copy today! Credit card payments will be processed when the book ships out. Wholesale orders are available through St. Lynn's Press book sales division.