SFASU plantsmen

Greg Grant at SFASUDave Creech with Black Diamond Crape Myrtle

It was great to visit several of my favorite plantsmen/women on my recent trip to Texas.  Here are two my camera happened to capture at the Stephen F. Austin Gardens.  Top is Greg Grant, who has shared many of his wonderful introductions with us.  Below is Dr. Dave Creech…the founder and mastermind behind the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens.  Dave is showing us one of the Black Diamond Crape Myrtles, bred by his friend Cecil Pounders of Mississippi.  Not photographed are Dawn Stover, Dave’s strong right hand, and Dr. Jared Barnes, a recent NCSU grad who is taking over the horticulture teaching duties at SFASU.  Great to see them all on a far too quick visit…a must stop if you’re in the area around Nacogdoches.

2 thoughts on “SFASU plantsmen”

  1. Thank you for posting this, Tony, I am making a presentation at SFAsu Botanic Garden in May 2015 under the title “Can I Interest You in an Aroid.” I am also giving this presentation at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in March 2015. Rest assured that Plants Delight Nursery is given a plug as a source for Aroids in my presentation. –David Leedy

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