Master Gardener Amy Ziffer will be the guest speaker at the Westport Garden Club's next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Church.

Members of the community interested in hearing Ziffer's presentation on shade gardens are welcome to attend.

Ziffer's writing and photography have appeared in Yankee, Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazines and her latest book, "The Shady Lady's Guide to Northeast Shade Gardening," is due out this spring.

She blogs on a variety of gardening subjects and can be followed on her website,

The presentation will take place in the community room of St. Luke, 84 Long Lots Road. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 20.