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Feb
18
2017

Show Me the Money! – 2017 SE Reference Garden Grants Awarded!

Last August we gathered in Waynesboro Virginia for our Regional meeting. Beautiful gardens, great food, interesting speakers, lovely weather and a silent and live auction that raised over $8000 for our regional treasury. In November, our regional officers approved $3,000 from our treasury for 2017 Reference Garden grants. Grant applications were due in early February…

Feb
4
2017

A Summer to Remember

Musings on Drought, Insects, Animals, Ginkgos, and Conifers The impetus for this article was the loss of our sole specimen of Abies koreana ‘Kohouts Icebreaker’ due to drought stress. Making this especially painful is the fact that it was the last plant donated to us from the late Dennis Dodge. I remember spotting this plant…

Feb
4
2017

Message from the SER President

Winter is the time conifers shine in the landscape. Our Southeast Region experienced a late fall last year and many of us were on the dry side so fall color from deciduous trees was not as brilliant. Bring on the conifers! Their time to shine in the landscape, unshared, is upon us. For those of…

Sep
4
2016

A HUGE Thank You to Our SE Auction Donors!

The generosity of our donors enable the grants to our Reference Gardens that support the growth and improvement of their conifer collections.  All money raised from the auction of the plants received from these donors goes to those grants. This year, more than 300 plants, as well as garden-related tools and decorative items were donated….

May
5
2016

Ballot for SE Regional Director – VOTE NOW!

This year, we elect a Regional Director who will serve a two year term. The term will take effect starting at this year’s national meeting in Ohio. Jared Weaver is running for the position. Jared is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Horticulture program.  He the Parks Forester/Arborist for the City of Bowling Green, KY,…

Aug
20
2015

TUFC Trees of Tennessee Available for Order!

The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has published an excellent coffee table book called The Trees of Tennessee. Gene Hyde, the co-founder of the forestry council and writer of the introduction, will be one of our guests at the SE Region Meeting on Friday night, Sept. 18, and will be doing a book signing. The book…

Aug
1
2015

Election Time!

The election of Southeast Region officers is now taking place.  Votes should be mailed to Jeff Harvey, 2910 Poplar Hill Road, Watertown, TN 37184 by August 1, but if you haven’t already voted, email Jeff with your choices (jeff@dirtdawgnursery.com).  The candidates and their biographical information are shown on the ballot, and you can write in…

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