February Program

2015 Gardening Trends & Hot, New Plants 

Dr. Susan L. Hamilton, Director, UT Gardens, Knoxville 

February 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Johnson City Power Board

Hwy 354 (2600 Boones Creek Rd)

Go 1 1/4 miles off Exit 17 (I-26) toward Jonesborough

Learn the “new face” of home gardening and just what gardeners are into growing this year. Discover the new plants being introduced this year that you will want to watch the market for.

Dr. Sue Hamilton is the director of the University of Tennessee Gardens where over 100,000 visitors enjoy their beauty and education each year. The UT Gardens are recognized as the ‘State Botanical Gardens of Tennessee’. The Gardens are important “proving grounds” where each year hundreds of different cultivars of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs are evaluated for their landscape performance. Dr. Sue is co-host of “Garden Talk” talk radio show that airs weekly. She has authored the book “The Best Garden Plants for Tennessee” and writes for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee Farm & Home Magazine, Fine Gardening Magazine, and produces the UT Gardens monthly e-newsletter and bi-annual maga-zine. Sue also enjoys plant and garden photography and regularly speaks to groups on various horticultural topics. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, American Conifer Society, Perennial Plant Association, American Public Garden Association, and the American Society of Horticul-tural Science. She also is an avid gardener and enjoys traveling to visit gardens, nurseries, and garden centers.

Dr. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Ohio State University, and a Doctorate degree in Adult Education from the University of Tennessee.

 Slideshow from January meeting with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

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

Master Gardener Workshop for Beginner Gardeners on February 7th:

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Trends in Gardening – edited by Hugh Conlin