Gardening is Murder: An Afternoon with Mystery Author Neal Sanders
Program Type:Lecture, History, & Culture
Mystery author, Neal Sanders presents his program, Gardening Is Murder, a ‘husband’s point of view’ of gardening. It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Some of what you'll learn:
- Why it is impossible to do just one thing in the garden;
- Why so much gardening information on the internet is awful;
- Why you should never compute the value of your labor in gardening;
- Evidence that the wildlife in your garden have never seen a Disney film;
- Why it requires digging three holes to plant something;
- And much more...
Neal retired from the corporate world in 2005. His 'second act' is as a writer of mysteries. His ninth book, Murder in Negative Space has just been released and joins A Murder in the Garden Club, A Murder at the Flower Show, Murder Imperfect, The Garden Club Gang, Deal Killer, Deadly Deeds and The Accidental Spy. Neal and his wife, Betty maintain a two-acre garden in Medfield, Massachusetts, that has been part of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program and featured in the Wall Street Journal. Betty is a Lifetime Master Gardener, horticulturalist, and noted gardening lecturer. Neal's blog is The Principal Undergardener.
Books will be on sale for $14. Attendees can pay by cash, check or credit card.
This program is jointly sponsored by the Farmington Garden Club and the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.
Ages 16+. Registration is required. Masks are required inside the building.