Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC to speak

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC to speak

There’s a wonderful local garden event tomorrow that I nearly forgot to post since I’m unable to attend. Dash out and check out:

Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC to speak to Flower, Garden, & Nature Society on Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 am, at NTI in Springdale

Tony Avent, the owner of Plant Delights Nursery near Raleigh, North Carolina, will speak to the Flower Garden and Nature Society of NW Arkansas on Saturday, March 20, at 10:00 am, in the student center at the Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, 709 South Old Missouri Road (just south of the Springdale rodeo grounds, on Hwy. 265). Please arrive early for best seating.

Tony is internationally known and renowned in horticultural circles as a plant hunter and plantsman. He has personally traveled to Mexico, China, Korea, Argentina, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam in search of new and rare plants to offer at Plant Delights, as well as finding great new introductions of North American native plants in no fewer than 43 plant-hunting expeditions closer to home. He has written numerous magazine, newspaper, and Internet articles, and for the last eight years has been a contributing editor to Horticulturemagazine. He has also appeared on many television shows, including multiple appearances onMartha Stewart Living.

Gardeners who love new and unusual plants, as well as  interesting and sometimes hilarious prose, eagerly await the Plant Delights catalogs each year. Who could resist a description of Baptisias, our native false indigos, as “redneck lupines”? Plant Delights has also become a choice destination for plant lovers to visit during the “Open House” weekends each year, to admire the lovely showcase and trial gardens, which have a wider variety of plants than most full-fledged botanical gardens.

Tony will speak on “Exploration to Exploitation: How Plants Make Their Way From the Wild to Market”.

Admission to the talk is free to FGNS members, and $15 to non-members (membership in the FGNS is also $15, and may be purchased at the door). For more information, call 479-521-9090.

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