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, July 21, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Texas A&M University professor Dr. David Reed will present "Think Like a Plant and You Can Actually Grow One."

Reed earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the horticultural sciences faculty at Texas A&M University in 1978. He has taught the popular general horticulture class for 33 years. The research in Reed's laboratory centers on the nutrition and physiology of ornamental crops with special emphasis on greenhouse crops.

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.

For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or