The following books will be available to purchase the day of the 2018 Kansas City Garden Symposium beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day during scheduled breaks and lunch. We will accept cash, checks, Discover, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
The authors will be on hand to autograph your books for you. During book signing breaks.
Plants with Style: A Plantsman’s Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden
By Kelly D. Norris
Why settle for dull, ho-hum plants? In this spirited book, plant guru Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with the boring plants and in with the newcomers that will make your jaw drop and your pulse quicken!
A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly is the ideal guide to the botanical riches available to today’s gardeners. He shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category, plants that will thrive, not merely survive—fabulous natives that revel in difficult soil, trees and shrubs with sublime bark and structure, unusual seasonal gems, and more. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden’s setting and local environment.
As Kelly puts it, “A garden is the best way to savor life on earth.” Let him guide you to the plants that will provide a richer, more fulfilling connection between you and your own patch of soil. Paperback 280 pages.
The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature by Tammi Hartung
Promoting a holistic ecological view, Tammi Hartung encourages you to invite wildlife into your garden. You’ll be amazed at how a variety of natural pollinators, pest predators, and soil enrichers can promote vibrant and healthy vegetables. Discover how a slug problem disappears once you’ve introduced a pond housing bullfrogs, how wasps can take care of tomato hornworms, and why skunks aren’t so bad after all. Learn how to garden with animals, rather than against them, and reap your most bountiful harvest yet. Paperback 144 pages.
Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine: the Curious Stories of 43 Amazing North American Native Plants
by Tammi Hartung
History, literature, and botany meet in this charming tour of how humans have relied on plants to nourish, shelter, heal, clothe, and even entertain us. Did you know that during World War II, the US Navy paid kids to collect milkweed’s fluffy white floss, which was then used as filling for life preservers? And Native Americans in the deserts of the Southwest traditionally crafted tattoo needles from prickly pear cactus spines. These are just two of the dozens of tidbits that Tammi Hartung highlights in the tales of 43 native North American flowers, herbs, and trees that have rescued and delighted us for centuries. Hardback 256 pages.
Green Gardener’s Guide: Simple, Significant Actions to Protect & Preserve Our Planet
by Joe Lamp’l
The first Green book written by popular television personality, Joe Lamp’l. With a platform that encourages earth-friendly gardening, Joe will offer tips that will save water, conserve resources, promote healthy and safe plant growth, and eliminate damage to the earth.