Southern Appalachian Plant Society



is the PLANT SWAP for SAPS members only

10:30 AM in Building 1 of the Appalachian Fairgrounds, located at 100 Lakeview Gray, TN 37615.

Please come and bring your plants and garden items to share with your SAPS friends.   There will be books, magazines, plants seeds cuttings, and a Silent Auction and much more.  And if you do not have plants to share, please come and see what you can find to take home.  Many newbies have started their own gardens this way.

The Swap will start promptly at 11:00 am. Next year we hope to resume the potluck luncheon along with the SWAP.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20. Two events! Free and Open to the public

Higher Education Center, 300 W. Market Street, Kingsport, TN

3:00 pm  Creative Ways to Turn Your Summer and Fall Pots into Winter Beauties

Jason will Talk about Creative Ways to Turn Your Summer and Fall Pots into Winter Beauties by stuffing them with fresh cut greenery and branches from your garden and the wild. He will also talk about Plants that Brighten Winter’s Gloom, plants to add to your landscape to give it more winter interest.

Jason Reeves grew up on a farm in western Tennessee, where he fell in love with the plant world. He received his Master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2002, he became a research horticulturist and curator of the University of Tennessee Gardens located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Jason’s colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draws several thousand people each year to the Center’s annual lawn and garden show, Summer Celebration. His past experiences include work at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville, Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and in private gardens in New Zealand. When he’s not bringing the grounds to life with his imaginative garden displays, he’s evaluating hundreds of new and unique plants for the state’s green industry; speaking at gardening symposiums or traveling the world leading gardening tours, and serving as a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. He is also a landscape designer and consultant whose influence may be seen in landscapes across Tennessee in the form of distinct plant combinations and his signature garden art. He does all this and manages to find time to garden at home. You can follow him on Facebook at Jason Reeves – in the garden.

7:00 pm  The Insider’s Guide to Buying the Best Plants

We are so fortunate to have Susan Martin, from Michigan. Susan will Talk on:  The Insider’s Guide to Buying the Best Plants.

Susan Martin is a lifelong gardener who enjoys sharing her passion for plants, gardening and the business of horticulture with plant enthusiasts across North America through her work as a freelance horticultural writer, speaker and marketer. She has spent over two decades working in the horticulture industry on new plant development, garden design, sales, marketing and consulting, including extensive work with Proven Winners, the most widely recognized plant brand in America.

Susan’s goal is to inspire and educate people about the journey of growing a garden. She has received visitors from around the world in her home garden in West Michigan, zone 6a, where she also works as a garden coach. Join her in her horticultural pursuits on Facebook and Instagram at @Gardener Sue’s News.

Hope you can come and bring a friend or two to each session!