Friday, March 10, 2017

Washington Gardener Donates Garden Books to Brookside Gardens

By India Hamilton

On March 9th, Washington Gardener staff headed over to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. MD, to donate a variety of gardening books on topics including bonsai gardening, pollinator plants, native gardens, and houseplants--along with garden books for children. 

This year’s donations adds up to a total value of $466.40 (so far). By the close of 2016, Washington Gardener gifted $683.01 in books and, in 2015, the book donation totaled $534.99. The biggest yearly donation yet was in 2013, with $3,070.94 in books given. 

Several of the books that editor and publisher Kathy Jentz donates to the library have been previously reviewed and featured in magazine editions. Check out the latest book reviews of Chinese Kitchen Garden by Wendy Kiang-Spray and Miniature Moss Gardens by Megumi Oshima and Hideshi Kimura in the March 2017 edition of Washington Gardener.

About the author:
India Hamilton is a junior multi-platform journalism major and black women’s studies minor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She copy edits and writes feature and event pieces for the online publication, Pulsefeedz. This winter/spring, she is an editorial intern at Washington Gardener Magazine.
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