SAPS – Southern Appalachian Plant Society


The Best Conifers for TN/VA Gardens

Hugh Conlon

Past President?Southern Appalachian Plant Society

7 pm, Thursday, February 20

Bright Ridge Auditorium?2600 Boones Creek Rd, Johnson City, TN

Join us for a fast-paced journey through the best performing needle evergreen trees and shrubs across the Southern Appalachian region. Hugh will specifically point out those conifers that are highly reliable for your landscape. He will show how to landscape with evergreens, their annual growth rate, best varieties, and where to purchase many of them.

About our speaker: Hugh has served on the SAPS Board since its inception including two terms as president. He is an active garden writer and speaker since his retirement as a Horticulture Specialist from the University of Tennessee Extension. He has been a professional horticulturist for over 45 years.

His current activities include:

  • Creator of the gardening website: com ?
  •  Speaker at garden clubs and Master Gardener meetings ?
  •  Contributes articles to garden/trade magazines 
  •  Advises home gardeners and commercial landscapers, nursery and greenhouse growers 

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