2023 Society Meetings & Events
PLANT SOCIETY MEETING 2023
Tues,, Jan 17, 6:30 hospitality, 7:00 meeting
Location: Please note our new meeting place at Ed Jones Auditorium (see direction below)
Also, please bring a sweet or snack to share!!
Speaker Our speaker is Lucas Holman, horticultural extension agent for Wilson County. If you haven’t heard Lucas before, you are in for a treat. He will be speaking on“Common Mistakes in the Landscape and How to Avoid Them”Pl us a Bonus!! Lucas will also give you tips on how to cope with the recent freeze and save your plants.
Lucas Holman grew up working in his aunt and uncles wholesale greenhouse in Rockwood, TN..They mainly produce plugs and finished plants for independent garden centers. He then went to Tennessee Tech and majored in Agriculture with a concentration in Horticulture. While going to school at Tennessee Tech,he worked for Burgess Falls Nursery and helped learn the art of daylily hybridizing from Phil Steidl.
For the past 9 years he taught high school agriculture, mainly horticulture classes in Murfreesboro, TN. Currently he is the horticulture extension agent in Wilson County and helps run the Wilson County Master Gardener Program in that county.
His wife and he own a farm – Holman Farms, where they focus on Dorset sheep. He is an avid plant collector and a hobby daylily hybridizer trying to develop unique daylilies that would appeal to landscapers.
New Perennial Plant Society Meeting Place in 2023
In response to a membership survey and feedback, the PPS board has decided to relocate our meetings to the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. The first meeting at Ed Jones will be Jan. 17, 2023. The auditorium has been recently renovated, and there is ample parking. Time for meetings remains the same. We will also continue the plant swap. We would also like to encourage anyone who wishes to bring a treat to share. Social hospitality will still begin at 6:30 p.m., with the formal meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Directions on how to reach Ed Jones are below. Any questions, please email mariwynevans @att.net.
From Franklin Road: Turn east onto Hogan Road and continue on Hogan.
From Harding Place: Turn south onto Trousdale Drive by CVS. Continue on Trousdale and then turn left onto Hogan Road (by Crieve Elementary)
Hogan Road will end at entrance of Ellington Agriculture (Marchant Drive is the cross street - do not turn here for Ed Jones) Go through gates into Ellington and then turn right. Follow road through Ellington following signs to Ed Jones at the top of the hill passing the museum. There is parking on both sides of the auditorium.
Take Exit #78-A east on Harding Place. Take a right at the second light onto Trousdale Drive. Travel south on Trousdale for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left on to Hogan Road at the four-way stop. Hogan Road ends at the front gates of the Ellington Agricultural Center. Note: all buildings have identifying lawn signs for your convenience.
Take exit #56 west on Harding Place to the Nolensville Road intersection at Harding Mall. Turn left onto Nolensville Road and travel south 1/10 mile and turn right onto Edmondson Pike. Travel 1 1/2 miles on Edmondson Pike. The west entrance to Ellington Agricultural Center is on the right