C. L. Fornari is a gardening legend on Cape Cod and the Islands. A newspaper columnist, speaker, and radio commentator, she is known as the Garden Lady. She is presenting “The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxation and Entertaining” on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl in the Spokane Valley, WA. At the end of the day, what better place is there to kick back, chill out and make the world go away, than in your own backyard garden? Plant and cocktail lover C. L. Fornari shows how easy it is to create a garden atmosphere that sets the mood for private relaxation or festive occasions with friends. With a wise and witty text, mood-setting plant lists, botanical drink recipes and luscious photographs, “The Cocktail Hour Garden” reveals the simple secrets to creating an evening pleasure garden. This personalizing of the garden experience is what the new buzzwords “garden-tainment” and “garden-to-glass” are all about. C. L. Fornari will give plenty of ideas for designing, planting and accessorizing your garden space to offer maximum enjoyment for those couple of hours when you can actually indulge in sitting down. Whether that is an hour before you start dinner with a calming cup of tea or taking your wine glasses and chocolate over to the fire pit at dusk to watch the bats start to fly and the stars come out. C.L helps the reader evaluate their current garden and ask what each plant brings to the party. She will have copies of her book for sale/signature. This is a free event.