Texas Cooperative Extension,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

January-February 2004

Announcement: Greg Grant's Floriculture Class and Bulb Tour, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Dr. William C. Welch, Landscape Horticulturist Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Greg Grant at home in Arcadia, TX
Greg Grant at home
in Arcadia, Texas

Horticulturist and garden writer Greg Grant will once again teach his popular weekly evening Floriculture class this spring at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

The class will cover the basics of floral design, color theory, botanical identification of local cut materials, care of cut materials, and growing and finding locally adapted plants for cutting. The class will focus almost exclusively on Texas grown materials both native and from the garden.

Classes will be held each Monday night in room 118 of the Agriculture building on the SFA campus in Nacogdoches. The Agriculture building is located at the SFA Mast Arboretum on Wilson Drive between College and Starr.

If you are interested in taking this class as a non-degree-seeking student, you may register for Floriculture (HRT 322) at the first class meeting on January 26. If you would like to register as a degree-seeking student, contact the Office of Admissions at 936-468-2504. The class will be held each Monday night from 6-9 pm January 26 through May 10.

On January 15, 2004 at 7:00 pm, Greg will once again be the speaker at the SFA Mast Arboretum Les Reeves lecture series. He will present an entertaining program entitled "My Plants are the Laughing Stock - Humor in the Garden". This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in Rm 110 of the Agriculture building of the Stephen F. Austin University campus. For a complete lineup of the 2003 Reeves Lecture series speakers and topics go to: http://arboretum.sfasu.edu/events/index.htm

Southern Heirloom bulb tour and lecture:

Greg will also be presenting his first annual East Texas Jonquil Jubilee lecture and tour on Saturday February 28. He will cover the identification and care of southern heirloom narcissus, daffodils, and jonquils. After the lecture, the participants will be treated to a tour of Greg's little bulb farm and heirloom Narcissus collection. The first tour runs from 9:00-noon and the second tour runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and transportation is provided.

To sign up for this program, send payment with name, address, and phone number to: SFA Garden Seminars, P.O. Box 13000-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3000. Be sure to indicate your preference for morning or afternoon tour time.

For more information on other educational programs from the SFA Mast Arboretum, see: http://arboretum.sfasu.edu/events/index.htm or contact Elyce Rodewald at 936-468-1832.

Note: (This material appeared in the web periodical Horticulture Update, Drs. William C. Welch and Douglas F. Welsh, Editors, Department of Extension Horticulture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas)

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