Tri-County Horticulture studies begins a new season

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Louis Philippe

An exciting season of study for 2014-15 has been planned for the Tri-County Horticulture Studies Group. Included in the curriculum will be lessons about antique roses, native trees, plants and wildflowers, plant propagation, herbs, pollinators; and other topics of interest to gardeners. A field trip each meeting will include a visit to an area nursery, garden, or other attraction, and lunch at a local restaurant will give attendees a chance to meet and interface with other gardeners.

The first meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 in the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive in Destin. A program, “Planting Roses in Fall,” will be given by Master Gardener Karen Kirk-Williams. She will discuss preparing the bed, selecting the right rose, and why fall is the best planting time. The lecture lasts for about an hour and will be followed by a tour of Laura Hall’s garden. Laura has an extensive garden and writes occasional gardening articles for newspapers. Following the tour, those who wish can join the group for lunch at 790 on the Gulf. RSVP for lunch to joycews@cox.net. Directions to the Hall residence and the restaurant will be announced at the meeting.

The Tri-County Horticulture Studies program is an outreach of Valparaiso Garden Club and is open to anyone wishing to learn more about the plants and gardens in our area. Membership is not required and meetings are free. For more information, contact marieharrison@valp.net or 850-678-2842.