Gwinnett Co. Master Gardeners Meeting – Abelia to Ziziphus…Mining the Alphabet for the Next Great Garden Plant – Dr. M. A. Dirr

March 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Bethesda Senior Center
225 Bethesda Church Road Lawrenceville
GA 30044
Dr. Michael A. Dirr, retired UGA Horticulturist Professor, nationally recognized and an American Horticulture Society awards winner.

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to meet a living legend. On March 18, Dr. Michael A. Dirr, a renown Professor of Horticulture now retired from UGA, will literally explore the ABC’s of plants in a free presentation titled “Abelia to Ziziphus…Mining the Alphabet for the Next Great Garden Plant”.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dirr has published more then 300 scientific and popular papers and articles. His teaching, lectures, seminars, garden study tours and plant introduction programs have contributed enormously to greater horticultural awareness not only in Georgia, but across the nation. He has received numerous awards and honors, most recently the Liberty Hyde Bailey Medal from the American Horticulture Society.

Dirr’s “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants” is the field’s leading horticultural text and reference work, and along with his “Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation” has become the bible for the landscape and nursery industry. In addition, Dr. Dirr’s photo library of woody landscape plants (on CD-ROM) is recognized as the field’s premier collection of plant images.

In his presentation on March 18, 2019, Dr. Dirr will share what he considers some of the best plant selections for Georgia gardens. The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners’ Association is hosting this exciting opportunity at the Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The public is welcome at no charge – bring a covered dish to share and join us for dinner at 6:30, or just come for the program beginning promptly at 7 p.m.