Fall is for planting, and that also means opportunities to learn more, and to buy adapted plants at plant sales (and of course, from local independent nurseries and garden centers). Here are a few upcoming events to get on your calendar:
September 27: Cherokee County Master Gardeners Annual Fall Plant Sale – 8-2:00; Ruth Nichols Arboretum, 1015 South East Loop 456, Jacksonville
October 4: SFA Gardens Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale – 9-2:00; SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., Nacogdoches
October 7: 1st Tuesday in the Garden – “Not Your Usual Winter Plants”; Master Gardener lunchtime series, presented by Anne Brown. 12:00 in the IDEA Garden (southeast corner of the Tyler Rose Garden) – Free
October 11: Bulbs & More (Fall Conference & Plant Sale – sponsored by Smith County Master Gardeners). Registration 8:30 AM, Speaker/Program 9:00 AM, Bulbs & More sale 11:00 AM. Open to the public – Free! In addition to a long list of bulbs, many of which are hard to find, plants, trees, shrubs and grasses will be for sale. To view the list offered at the sale go to Bulbs and Plants for Sale 2014. Also, the Tyler Chapter of the Native Plant Society will be selling native plants. For the Conference Denyse Cummins, a retired LSU AgCenter Horticulture Agent, will present a talk entitled, “How about building a sustainable garden?”
October 25: East Texas Garden Lecture Series – Registration 8:30/Program 9:00. “Forgotten & Underutilized Plants For East Texas” Greg Grant, Research Associate – Piney Woods Native Plant Center. Greg is a horticulturist, naturalist, garden writer, and plant developer from Arcadia, Texas. He has introduced many superior plants to southern horticulture, and is one of the most knowledgeable plantsmen in the region. He is co-author of “Heirloom Gardening in the South”, and he’ll discuss choice plants for the home landscape. $15 at the door.