April Program

Jason Reeves

Research Horticulturist and Curator, UT Gardens, Jackson, TN

“Excellent Plants for Shade Gardens”

Thursday, April 21, at 7 pm

Bonus Program for SAPS members only: “Gardens of England” from 4-5 pm

Both programs at Johnson City Power Board Building Auditorium, Boones Creek Road (Hwy 354.) in Jonesborough.

A rising star in the world of horticulture, Jason Reeves is noted for his plant knowledge, creative designs and engaging style. A contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine, Jason currently serves as the research horti-culturist and curator of the UT Gardens Jackson, located on the grounds of the West Tennessee Ag Research and Education Center. There he creates the various seasonal horticultural displays, conducts research on herba-ceous and woody ornamentals, and has spearheaded many projects, includ-ing the creation of a Certified Tennessee Arboretum and the development of a Southeastern Regional Conifer Display Garden. His colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draw thousands of people to the research center’s annual Summer Celebra-tion, voted a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society. In the fall Jason creates an elaborate fall display at the center using more than 5,000 pumpkins, gourds and winter squash comprising over 90 varieties he grows each year. He is much in demand as a speaker and leads numerous domes-tic and international garden tours.

A native of west Tennessee, Jason Reeves received his Master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from University of Ten-nessee Knoxville. Before coming to the UT Gardens, Jason worked at the Opryland Conservatories, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the famed Longwood Gardens. He has also worked as a horticulturist at the Palomia Gardens in New Zealand.

Weed and Feed!

Exchange Place on Sunday, April 24 at 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport

5 pm for weed, bring your weeding tools and containers for the weeds. At 6:00 there is feed! We are having a  potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share.



Growing Amaryllis by Hugh Conlon

Photographs from SAPS trip to Washington DC
Winners of 2015 Tomato Fest!

Photographs from 2015 Tomato Fest

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

SAPS programs for 2016