June 28, 2019-Wild About Woodies: Industry Days

Wild About Woodies 2019

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Nacogdoches, TX

SFA Gardens is hosting the fifth annual Wild About Woodies: Industry Day on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Industry Day is designed to be tree and shrub based complement to the annual color programs at the Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Field Day and the East Texas Horticultural Field Day at Overton, and will again follow on the heels of both events this coming June.

Dr. David Creech will offer a guided tour from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., focusing on the newest collections in the SFA Gardens. All of the gardens will be open for self-guided exploration. Lunch is on your own. Guided tour participants will meet at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center (PNPC), 2900 Raguet St., Nacogdoches, TX 75965, and will caravan to tour stops throughout the gardens.

Presentations will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the PNPC. This year’s speaker line-up is inspiring, and includes experts from Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina. Andrew King, lecturer with the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, will offer “Cut the Crape: Replacements for Crapemyrtle in the Landscape.” Tim Hartmann, Program Specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service will be bringing us “What’s New in the World of Fruit.” Jason Stagg, instructor with the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station, will present “Woodies from the Wetland: Favorite Woody Ornamentals form the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station.” Coming from Raleigh, North Carolina, Brie Arthur, presenter, correspondent and author, will present “Fragrance in the Air: Fragrant Woody Ornamentals Throughout the Seasons.”
CEUs will be available for those who attend the lectures.

Make plans to attend Industry Day at SFA on June 28, 2019. This event is open to professionals in the nursery and landscape industry. This is a free event thanks to our sponsor Bailey Nurseries.

For more information, contact Dawn Stover at dawnstover@sfasu.edu

July 13, 2019-Tropical Symposium at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Tropical Symposium at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Mercer Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338
Registration opens on April 15! Go to https://www.hcp4.net/parks/mercer/ for more information. Attendees will be eligible for 4 TNLA CEUs.
Tropical Symposium Sessions 
Ornamental Gingers: Past, Present and Future
Keynote Speaker Timothy Chapman, Gingerwood Nursery
What’s the news in the world of gingers? Join Timothy as he shares an overview of the ginger family, identifies some common heirloom gingers and important releases of the past, describes ginger breeding work, and the discusses the future of upcoming ginger releases. Timothy will also discuss some new releases that will make their debut at this program’s plant sale.
Diversity of Ferns for the Houston Area
Darla Harris, Owner, Fern Plantation Nursery
Delve into the lush world of tropical ferns with Fern Plantation Nursery owner and Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society president Darla Harris. Explore ideal fern choices for the Houston-area garden. Understand proper care for ferns, discuss propagation techniques, and observe living fern specimens.
Tropical Garden Walk and Talk
Ceil Dow, Harris County Master Gardener and Mercer Botanic Gardens Volunteer Ginger Grower
Discover refreshingly-tropical plants during this walk and talk through the Tropical and Ginger Gardens. Ceil Dow highlights these flashy plants of a summer garden while explaining the cultural requirements of the plants and ideas to incorporate them into your landscape.
Tropical Trials
Jacob Martin, Greenhouse Manager, Mercer Botanic Gardens
This presentation focuses on the underrated tropical plants in our garden. Discover cold-hardy tropical species that have been overlooked in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Explore some tropical gems that grow at Mercer, including ones that survived the floods of Hurricane Harvey and the recent winter freezes. Lastly, discuss tropical plant diseases that affected some large palms in Mercer’s Tropical Garden.
Plumeria Workshop
Loretta Osteen, Galveston County Master Gardener
Discuss what it takes for successful Plumeria propagation. Observe examples of grown Plumeria specimens. Watch as Loretta demonstrates how to fashion a lei from Plumeria flowers. Then, during a hands-on experience, propagate Plumeria from seeds and cuttings.

July 19, 2019-TNLA Region IV Meeting

TNLA Region IV Meeting

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Pkwy
Grand Prarie, TX 75050

Races start around 6:35PM

Dash for Cash room on lower level with walk out to the rail to see the horses.

Free dinner buffet:  Southwest Stakes Buffet provided by Lone Star Park.

There will be a cash bar.

Spouses/Significant others are welcome.