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SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature East Texas Nurseryman

September 6, 2011 - SFA Public Affairs

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Third-generation East Texas nurseryman Aubrey King will present "Great Plants for Tough Times."

King is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and took over the Tenaha retail establishment, King's Nursery, from his father. The nursery was opened by Aubrey King's grandfather and has been serving customers from East Texas and Louisiana since 1915. Aubrey lives with his wife, Cheryl, in Tenaha. Cheryl and Aubrey's mother, Margaret Freeman, manage a floristry at the nursery. Aubrey is also a founding member of the popular gospel quartet, The Calvary Boys.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally held the third Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's SFA Mast Arboretum. Refreshments are served by the SFA Gardens volunteers before the lecture with a rare plant raffle being held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public. Donations to the lecture series fund are always appreciated.

For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.