Steve Bender a.k.a Southern Living Magazine’s The Grumpy Gardener!

Very exciting event!  Be sure to attend. Steve Bender is Senior Writer at Southern Living and has been with the magazine since 1983. In addition to producing, writing, and editing gardening articles geared to a beginning gardener audience of more than 2.5 million subscribers, he edited The New Southern Living …

Bradley Roberts, Conifers of the Southeast

Bio: Bradley earned an Associate’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2008. After serving his internship at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Bradley went on to become the Director of Horticulture at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, Georgia. He has also worked on the horticulture staff at …

Jay Sifford, My Garden, My Teacher

The first part is a photographic tour of my garden and the reasoning behind it. The second part deals with both the design lessons and the life lessons that my garden has taught me. A good garden is a metaphor for life and, if we listen, can affect the direction …

Brad Miller, Care of Bonsai

This program will focus on the basics of bonsai and how to use nursery stock that you may find anywhere and turn it into a bonsai. This is the most cost-effective way to create more mature bonsai for the best price. Topics We Will Cover: Plant selection (best types suited …

Vinnie Simeone, Great Gardens of the World – Has Been Cancelled

Since 1998 I have had the pleasure to travel to some of the most breathtaking gardens in the world. The countries visited include Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This lecture provides detailed information on a wide variety of unusual and exotic species of plants, …

Gladys Hutson, Pollinators

This event has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.   Gladys is a Beekeeping Educator and Apiarist with an informative and engaging website titled - TheBeeLady.org. Please check her out before this not-to-be-missed program! Gladys serves as the Piedmont Regional Director of the NC State Beekeepers Association and is …