Thursday, September 18
You walk past them every day. Mute, they cannot tell us of their fascinating roles in our nation’s history, or further back, their contributions to the Native American way of life. However, you can tell their story for them after this fascinating, sometimes funny program. Join us as Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist with the UT Extension Service and distinguished speaker, uncovers the extraordinary stories of some very ordinary plants.
Carol Reese is employed by UT Extension as an Ornamental Horticulture Specialist. Her job is to keep the horticulture industry up to date, and attuned to the needs of an increasingly savvy gardening clientele. She writes a weekly gardening and nature column for the Jackson Sun, has served as the Q&A columnist for Horticulture Magazine, and contributes to many other gardening magazines.
Carol’s degrees in horticulture (B.S. and M.S.) are from Mississippi State University where she taught courses in plant materials and landscape design. Her speaking engagements take her around the nation where she has given programs at distinguished venues such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, the Raulston Arboretum, Whiteflower Farms, and the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore, to name a few. However, she says her favorite place to be is tromping local fields with her many dogs, taking a personal interest in the doings of the birds and the bees.