Two widely known plant enthusiasts will headline the upcoming Davidson County Gardeners’ Conference to be held on February 8, 2018.
Keynote speaker Tony Avent, owner of Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Garden near Raleigh, is known for his passion for discovering new plant varieties. He has traveled the world looking for such plants and loves to share his favorite discoveries with fellow gardeners. Also featured will be the famous topiarist, Pearl Fryar. Known for his artistry and creativity with plants, Pearl Fryar’s property in Bishopville, SC, attracts visitors from all over the world. Along with the two main speakers the conference will include five concurrent sessions from which registrants can choose. Topics for these sessions include: ‘The Truth About Garden Remedies’, ‘Better Composting for Busy Gardeners’, ‘The Veiled Life of Trees and Their Communities’, ‘Site Analysis for Landscape Design’, and ‘So You Think You Can Prune?’.
Registration for the 2018 Gardeners’ Conference will open on December 1. Seating is limited to 200 so everyone is encouraged to register early. Registration forms can be picked up at the Davidson County Cooperative Extension Office, 301 East Center Street in Lexington, or on-line at ncsu.edu/gardenersconference2018. The cost of registration is $35 and includes lunch. This year’s conference on February 8, 2018, will be held at Center United Methodist Church in Welcome. In case of inclement weather, the event has a snow date of February 15. Additional information can be obtained at the Cooperative Extension Office, 336-242-2080.