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SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature plant sale preview

September 4, 2014 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens horticulturists Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will present "A Plant Preview of the Upcoming Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale." Their combined program will present information and images of many of the new, popular and more unusual plants available at the upcoming sale.

The annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive Grant and SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by SFA Gardens staff and volunteers.

This popular event benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. The educational programs at SFA Gardens reach more than 15,000 students of all ages each year.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is generally held on the second Thursday of each month. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund always are appreciated.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.