BYA Meeting: Powell to speak on ‘Fall Planting: Why, What, When’


From Special Reports

Love antique roses? How about heirloom shrubs and cottage perennials? Come hear gardener Jason Powell talk about “Fall Planting: Why, What and When” at the Oct. 12th Backyard Association – Morning Glory meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardeners.

Powell, who with his wife, Shelly, owns a nursery – “Petals from the Past” in Jemison, Ala., will lecture on antique plants that Coweta gardeners can grow in their own gardens. The free lecture will be at 10 a.m. October 12 at the University of Georgia Extension Office-Coweta County.

Powell, who holds B.S. and Master’s degrees in horticulture and landscape design, will discuss the goals of their nursery are to approach gardening from an educational standpoint, trying to integrate everything they grow into a garden setting so customers can see what plants look like as mature specimens. 

The Powell’s also participate in monthly lectures and workshops to enlighten their customers and staff.

In addition, they host two major events each year: a spring “Antiques in the Garden” show with approximately 40 vendors with antiques, collectibles and crafts, and the “Black and Blue Berry Festival” held in June.

The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the extension office, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.    

If you wish to attend, please call the extension office at 770-254-2620 or [email protected]. The meetings are free and open to the public.

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