Trinity on Laurens in Aiken is hosting a book signing for one of its residents, Hattie Boatwright Watson. Watson is a gardener who shared her knowledge in gardening and vignettes of many of her fellow gardeners in the CSRA in a stream of articles in the 1980s and '90s, written first for the Aiken Standard. The book signing is planned for Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Trinity, 203 Laurens St. Watson now resides in Aiken, but for many years she lived on the family farm in Ridge Spring. It was there she wrote her columns, drawing on years of experience in creating her own garden. In 2006, the editor of The Edgefield Advertiser heard of these columns and asked permission from both Watson and the Aiken Standard to rerun them, edited by Watson's fellow gardener Henrietta Humphreys. And, so, they found a new readership. Friends of Watson's at Woodlanders Nursery in Aiken described her columns as, "Witty, folksy, informative, original and erudite; all describe the literary parade of characters, plants and personal experiences that South Carolina native Hattie Watson shared for 10 years with those who read and loved her weekly gardening feature." "Watson's horticultural expertise is obvious," said Dr. Jim Farmer, emeritus professor of history at USC Aiken, "but it was her wonderful way with words that made me a regular reader." Watson's book will be on sale at the book signing for $19.20. They are also on sale at 117 Courthouse Square in Edgefield. Those interested in ordering the book through the mail for an additional $4 in shipping and handling costs may call (803) 637-3540. Cutline: