Plants with Benefits
Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Helen Yoest takes us on a romp through history, lore, and ethnobotany to find out how 45 of these plants got their "hot" reputation – and what modern science has to say about it. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that "something extra" and why. Can a plant create feelings of arousal, contentment, or receptivity? It looks like the answer is yes. Her latest book is the first book about selecting garden plants for their sex appeal. Her presentation will also include growing tips and recipes for preparing teas, potions and tasty treats.
As an award winning freelance writer and garden stylist, Helen has traveled the world visiting public and private gardens so she can step into the dream that was once just an imagination. Her work has appeared in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others, including her work as the national gardening expert for Answers.com. Helen is also the author of Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press) and Gardening with Confidence, 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity (2012, GWC Press).
Helen curates garden art, serves on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, is past Regional Representative of the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour and opens her garden annually, and is an honorary member of Pi Alpha Xi, the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. Helen lives in Raleigh, N.C., tending to her half-acre wildlife habitat, her husband, and their three beautiful children.
Visit Helen at her popular blog, Gardening With Confidence and at Plants with Benefits. Find Helen on Facebook, too.
Helen's latest book will be available for signing and purchase at the meeting.
The presentation starts at 6:45
Parking free for everyone