Educational Series (2019)

A New Image Through Gardening

February 14, 2019
at The Garden Center
1850 N 9th Ave
$25 (includes Lunch and Refreshments)

Your check made payable to Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs (PFGC) must be enclosed with the registration form and received  NO LATER THAN February 6, 2019.  Seating is limited; only the first 120 paid registrations will be accepted.  Click here to download Education Series Registration 2019.

8:45-9:30 Registration and Refreshments

9:45-10:45  Keynote Presentation “Flowering Vines” by Escambia County Extension Agent Beth Bolles

Flowering vines can serve multiple purposes in a garden being both functional and attractive. Learn how to choose a vine that fits your garden’s design and size and the maintenance of each selection.

11:00 – 12:00 Breakout Session I

A.“Splendor of Grasses” by Barry Ballard

Barry will cover a variety of ornamental grasses for use in the Northwest Florida landscape.  He will include tips and care recommendations for success in a variety of landscaping conditions.

B.“Edible Gardening” by Renee Perry

Spring vegetable gardening in Pensacola is a great joy, and not as hard as you might think!  Renee Perry of East Hill Gardening will show you how you can grow your own fresh vegetables the easy way.  Renee will focus on vegetables growing techniques that are best suited for Pensacola’s and the Gulf Coast’s unique conditions.

1:00 – 2:00 Breakout Session II

A.“Cacti and Succulents”  by Roy Smith

Roy’s talk will include an introduction, cover the basics and tell how to know and grow cacti and succulents. He has been growing and studying cacti and succulents for over 35 years and has over 8,000 plants in his collection. He will share his many years of experience with you and will have examples of some commonly available cacti and succulents.

B.“Palms in the Landscape” by Joe Taverniti
Few plants say “tropical” as well as palms.  Imagine driving through our coastal area and not seeing any palms.  Palms lend an aura to the landscape, they let visitors know they are in Florida.  Though there are hundreds of palm species that are too tender to grow here we are blessed to have a number that do well in our climate with minimal care.