Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries, to speak at Powell's Books in Portland, Ore. as part of "Get Gardening" series

Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Ore., will be speaking at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Portland on March 18, 2008 as part of the "Get Gardening" series. Heims will speak about and present information on varieties of Heuchera and Heucherella featured in his recently published book, Heuchera and Heucherella, Coral Bells and Foamy Bells. In the book, published by Timber Press, Heims and co-author Grahame Ware provide background on wild species of Heuchera as well as details about how these plants have developed into the garden stars they are today. The book also features extensive plant listings of the choice selections and hybrids available commercially. It also includes practical chapters on garden care, propagation and design uses, all recommended by Heims and Ware.

"Get Gardening" is a joint effort by three local Portland businesses, Timber Press, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, and Al's Garden Center, which have joined forces to bring garden enthusiasts an exciting program of monthly talks by some of the country's top garden writers. Each presentation is followed by discussion and snacks. There are various door prizes and giveaways as well as an opportunity to talk to the authors, like Heims, meet other gardeners, and swap gardening stories and photos. There is no cost to participate in "Get Gardening".

For more information on Dan Heims and the "Get Gardening" event at Powell's in Portland.

Information about purchasing Dan's Book, Heucheras and Heucherellas - Coral Bells and Foamy Bells

More about Terra Nova Nurseries:

Terra Nova Nurseries is a world leader in plant breeding and genetics which has introduced over 460 captivating, robust and innovative varieties of annuals and perennials for the landscape and garden to the marketplace. The Terra Nova Nurseries team produces dozens of hardy new selections each year through expert flower breeding and laboratory research. These varieties are then propagated through tissue culture in state-of-the-art labs to make large quantities of healthy plants available to home gardeners, independent garden centers, growers, and landscape professionals throughout the world.

- Sally

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