Roses, Roses, Roses is topic of next Morning Glory series meeting


From Special Reports

Roses, roses, roses … is there a more beloved flower?

And if you would like to make roses part of your landscape, rose expert Jason Powell shares his advice during the “Antique Roses: A Seminar for Southern Gardeners” workshop next week.

The presentation is part of the Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association “Morning Glory” series. The free lecture begins at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, located at 255 Pine Road in Newnan.

Powell and his wife, Shelley, own and operate Petals from the Past, a nursery in Jemison, Ala., where they specialize in antique roses, heirloom shrubs, cottage perennials and herbs. The nursery also produces classical varieties of vegetables and fruit trees.

Powell, who holds horticultural degrees from Auburn University and Texas A&M University, says one of the primary goals of the family’s nursery is to approach gardening from an educational standpoint by integrating everything they grow into a garden setting so customers can see what these plants look like as mature specimens. The couple also hosts two to three lecture/workshops monthly with various guest speakers to enlighten customers and staff.

Petals from the Past also holds two major events each year: “Antiques in the Garden” in the spring with 40 vendors with antiques and crafts and “Black and Blue Berry Festival” in June during the blackberry and blueberry harvest.

The Morning Glory educational programs are 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 UGA Extension-Coweta County.

For more information, call 770-254-2620 or email [email protected]. Folks can also visit the website at

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