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Book Signings and Lectures
by Monica Brandies

 

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Welcome to Gardens Florida

Come to My Garden and Share the Fun

10 a.m.- noon on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014, Plant and Book Sale at Monica Brandies’ Garden. It will be a different format from the past, simpler, shorter hours and (sorry, but...) more weeds left. Autographed books, plants, especially blue ginger, pinecone and butterfly ginger bulbs, white cat whiskers, perennial edibles and more for sale. Wander through the garden. As much as I can with people coming and going, I will answer questions. Free admission. 1508 Burning Tree Lane, Brandon (813)654-1969.

While in Brandon, also stop by Neem Tree Farms from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to tour the greenhouses where they grow the herb an agency of the U.S. government has called “a tree for solving global problems.” They’ll also have free samples on their top-selling Anti-Itch Formula and complimentary milkweed plants to boost populations of monarch butterflies across the state. For more information, visit www.neemtreefarms.com

 

Monica Brandies has written eleven books, eight completely and three with three different co-authors. She has been gardening all her life, publishing since 1961.

Her articles appear weekly in the Brandon News (Florida) and are often seen in magazines such as Florida Gardening.

Monica Brandies has been gardening since she was a child. In college she studied horticulture and landscape design since she figured she wouldn't always have a farm. She went to the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, which became part of Temple University from which came her degree.

Monica has spoken to church groups, plant societies, garden clubs, and other groups in five states with talks that combine inspiration, entertainment, and information. She sells and signs books at speaking engagements.

 

 
Talks cover such topics as:
Adjusting to Florida Gardening
Gardening in Two Places-for Snowbirds
Watersaving Gardening
Landscaping with Tropicals Plants
Growing and Using Herbs*
Favorite Herbs for Florida
Edible Landscaping
Easy Gardening-Hints for Keeping it Painless*
Butterfly Gardening*
Easy Flower Arranging
Color in the Garden
Planting Privacy
Cuttings Gardens-Growing and
Using Flowers for Bouquets
Shade Gardening for Florida
What to Plant Where: Lists Help
Propagating for Plentiful Plants
Xeriscaping with Native Plants
Readings:Bless You for the Gifts
Citrus: the Ultimate Herb*

*PowerPoint available if you
have a projector and laptop

Fees range from $85 for daytime talks, $110 for evening in Hillsborough County to $300 out-of-state, plus travel costs when she will sell her books. For details call 813-654-1969 or email monicabrandies@yahoo.com.


Monica Brandies
1508 Burning Tree Lane
Brandon, FL    33510
monicabrandies@yahoo.com

Neem Tree Farms

 

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