Riz Reyes presents Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them

"This beautiful book is full of cool and useful information about some of our favorite fruits, herbs, veggies, fungi, and flowers! Whether you want to grow your own kale or learn about the history of the pineapple, this is the book for you." —Alyson, Third Place Books


Third Place Books welcomes local horticulturist and floral designer Riz Reyes for a presentation of his book for kids and families, Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them (illustrated by Sarah Boccaccini Meadows)! Riz will bring an assortment of live plants and fresh flowers for a beautiful display to teach us about plant families and some of their remarkable superpowers. You'll also have the chance to win some of these extraordinary plants and flowers in a raffle! This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of Grow will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About Grow. . .

Discover 15 plants and fungi with life-changing powers and learn how to grow them at home. Meet their surprising relatives (the tasty tomato is a cousin of deadly nightshade!) and unearth their interesting stories (lettuce was the first plant to be grown in space!). Then follow step-by-step instructions to grow and care for each one, whether you have a big backyard garden or a sunny windowsill.

Riz Reyes is a Filipino-American horticulturist based in Seattle, WA. An early curiosity about fruits and flowers in his native Philippines developed into award-winning garden/floral displays and recognition in the Pacific Northwest gardening scene at an early age. Riz Reyes immersed himself in the remarkable diversity of plants that thrived in the maritime region and finds every opportunity to seek out and work with the most uncommon selections in the trade and generously shares his knowledge and experience with others. He the owner of RHR Horticulture and is currently the assistant director Heronswood Garden in Kingston, WA.

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