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3rd Annual Spring Garden Symposium
March 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm$30
Theme: Smaller Spaces and Awkward Places Today’s gardeners are often faced with downsizing and limited space. Smaller homes and landscape plots are not a reason to fret because many of your favorite plants come in forms and sizes suitable for narrow or tight spaces. We will introduce you to some newer and unusual plants that will fit perfectly into those awkward places where plants seem impossible to plant, such as against walls or in cramped patio areas. Whether you are looking for that perfect plant choice for these difficult garden situations or just want something different to add to the landscape, please join us for a day filled with horticultural learning and fun. AGENDA: 8:30 AM – Registration and Vendor Shopping 9:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions 9:15 AM – Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension, “Off the Wall: Methods and Uses of Espalier” 10:00 AM – Break and Vendor Shopping 10:15 AM – Hayes Jackson, Director of Longleaf Botanical Gardens and Regional Extension Agent, “The Big and Small of Japanese Maples” 11:00 AM – Carol Reese, Research Horticulture Specialist, West Tennessee Agriculture Research, “Aberrant Plant Forms” NOON – Lunch, Vendor Shopping, and Submit Questions for Panel Discussion 1:00 PM – Dani Carroll, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension, “Get Off My Moss!” 1:45 PM – Hayes Jackson, “20 Small Trees that are Under-utilized in Central Alabama” 2:30 PM – Panel Discussion – Dr. Pacumbaba, Hayes Jackson, Dani Carroll, Sherry Blanton, and Patricia Patty 3:00 PM – Adjourn – Support Our Vendors! Funding for Speakers is Provided by the Bidikov Foundation To reserve your spot, call the Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256-237-6766 or online at www.ExploreAMAG.org. Reservations are required! RSVP by March 14 to receive a box lunch: ham, turkey, or Mediterranean vegetable sandwich. No lunch if registering after March 14. Tickets are $30; Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $5 discount. Payment is to be made at the time of registration.