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SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature SFA horticulturist and author

May 25, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Greg Grant, research associate with the SFA Gardens' Pineywoods Native Plant Center, will present "Show Me Your Garden and I Shall Tell You What You Are: Twenty Years Creating One View."

Grant, who is an award-winning horticulturist, writer, conservationist and seventh-generation Texan, will relate two decades of planning the landscape in front of his restored family home during his lecture. He lives in his grandparents' restored dogtrot farmhouse, where he tends a small cottage garden, his Rebel Eloy Emanis Pine Savanna and Bird Sanctuary, a flock of laying hens, and terriers Acer, Lizzie, Mollie and Sonny.

He is author of "In Greg's Garden: A Pineywoods Perspective on Gardening, Nature, and Family" and "Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening," and is co-author of "Heirloom Gardening in the South," "Texas Home Landscaping" and "The Southern Heirloom Garden." He is currently finishing "The Rose Rustlers" with William C. Welch and Texas A&M Press. He also writes the popular "In Greg's Garden" column for Texas Gardener magazine and writes "Greg's Ramblings," a monthly blog at arborgate.com.

Grant has degrees in floriculture and horticulture both from Texas A&M University, and he has attended post-graduate classes at Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University and SFA. His garden, farm and plant introductions have been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Southern Living, Woman's Day, Texas Gardener, Neil Sperry's Gardens, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times and The San Antonio Express News.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at SFA's Pineywoods Native Plant Center. 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 are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

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