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The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee


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The Perennial Plant Society of Middle TN is a nonprofit TN organization supporting horticulture education in TN, the use of perennial plants in the landscape and giving advice about effective gardening techniques. Our activities include:

Monthly public meetings with expert speakers, private garden tours, meeting plant swaps, a huge annual plant sale, and funding of horticultural scholarships to Tennessee students.


Jason Reeves


Date: Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

Time: 6:30- hospitality and plant swap, 7:00 -program

Location: The meeting will be at Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center.

Speaker: Jason Reeves

Subject: Garden Heroes with Jason Reeves

Top Performing Easy to Grow Annuals and Perennials Let’s face it: some plants are just better than others! In the plant world, new is not always better. With his extensive experience in gardens and landscapes Jason Reeves focuses on dependable new and older, but underutilized, good garden performers many of which attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your domain. This talk will have you racing to the nursery to try out these champions of the garden.


Jason Reeves grew up on a farm in West Tennessee, where he fell in love with the plant world. 


He received his master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2002, he became a research horticulturist and curator of the University of Tennessee Gardens located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. Jason’s colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draws several thousand people to the Center’s annual lawn and garden show, Summer Celebration. 


His past experiences include work at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville, Missouri

Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and in private gardens in New Zealand. When he’s not bringing the grounds to life with his imaginative garden displays, he’s evaluating hundreds of new and unique plants for the state’s green industry; speaking at gardening symposiums or traveling the world leading gardening tours and serving as a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. 


He is also a landscape designer and consultant whose influence may be seen in landscapes across Tennessee in the form of distinct plant combinations. You can follow him on Facebook at Jason Reeves – in the garden.


Benefits of Membership

The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee is for people who enjoy landscaping, gardening and growing flowers, especially perennials that come back every year.  The group and its invited speakers offer ideas, education and friendship to all. Members include amateurs and professionals, beginners and 'old hands,' and their gardens range from large estate landscapes to small plots beside the kitchen door.

  • Invitations to attend private garden tours at some of the most beautiful gardens in the Middle Tennessee area.

  • Attend monthly society meetings with special program presentations from guest speakers

  • Swap plant ideas and plants with other society members

  • Be a part of one of the largest plant sales in Tennessee

  • Help fund scholarships for local deserving horticultural students

The 2024 Perennial Plant Sale Is Over

The 2024 plant sale was a great success. We want to thank all our great customers who purchased plants, our Perennial Plant Society officer's, coordinators and volunteers who made this plant sale happen and our plant suppliers. Without everyone's efforts and participation, we could not have done this.

All the profits from the plant sale support local horticultural education.

Thanks So Much!

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