Norman Winter to speak at next May Morning Glory meeting


From Special Reports

Norman Winter, the Gardening Guy, will be taking a look at the best plants for butterflies and other pollinators, and will give us tips on how to use these plants to achieve the best results—best for gardeners and better for our ecosystem, all at the May Morning Glory meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Back Yard Association.

The free presentation begins at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, located at 255 Pine Road in Newnan.

Winter is a life-long gardener, former Mississippi Extension Horticulturist, renowned speaker, a book and newspaper writer, a radio and television personality, and is the retired Director of the University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, in Savannah, Ga. This is a short list of accomplishments from Winter’s 38-year career in agriculture.

Winter is a sought-after garden lecturer speaking at such well known events as the Callaway Gardens Symposia, Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, La., Georgia Perennial Plant Association, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Little Rock Flower Show, National Garden Club Convention, Arkansas State Master Gardener’s Convention, Emy Lou Botanical Gardens, New Orleans Botanical Gardens, and Memphis Horticultural Society.

Stunning photos by Winter will be used in his presentation to show how plants can be used to turn a garden into an eco-friendly place where birds and butterflies can thrive.

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 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County.

Please call the Extension office at (770) 254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes, usually plants and gardening supplies. For more information, email: [email protected] or visit:

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