October, 2013
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Evening with Amy Stewart
Enjoy an evening with Amy Stewart and her newest best-seller The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks. Stewart explores the odd, unusual, and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world's greatest spirits. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and even a few fungi. This lecture and book-signing, followed by a cocktail and food reception, will be held on October 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This special event, presented by the H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens will be held at the Vollmer Center of Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Ticket price of $40 includes admission to the lecture and book signing, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Mixology by Rye Craft Cocktails, Fells point, and food by Sascha's. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.rawlingsconservatory.org/the-drunken-botanist/ or call 410-367-2217.

Tool or Gardening Product

Mailbox Tool Niche
How often have you walked to the far corner of your garden -- only to realize you've left gloves and pruners at the house? Why not make it easy on yourself. Find a fine, cute, new or used mailbox to put in a convenient spot somewhere in your garden -- to hold basic tools. Keep spare gloves, pruners, cultivator, trowel, insect repellent, whatever you might need close at hand ... and dry. Second trick -- remember to return supplies to the mailbox after using them.

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