Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

Monday, April 15, 2019

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery

Landscaping in Drifts of One -
where biodiversity meets aesthetics

Gardening rules often encourage us to limit our plant palette, but this only makes gardens boring and biologically unhealthy. Instead, turn your yard into a sustainable ex-situ conservation garden by creating unique habitats to increase botanical diversity, while paying attention to aesthetic considerations like colors, textures, sizes and forms.

In business since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery was named one of the Top 7 online plant nurseries in the U.S. by Garden Design Magazine in their December 2010 issue. In addition to being a plant explorer and businessman, Tony Avent is a renowned plantsman, a successful author and a popular garden speaker who tours nationally. Among plant catalog companies, Plant Delights Nursery is well known for its printed plant catalogs which feature humorous and topical cover art as well as irreverent, witty and sometimes edgy prose. Plant Delights Nursery and Tony Avent are frequently profiled on television (including The Martha Stewart Show and Almanac Gardener), in magazines (including Southern Living, Horticulture, and Fine Gardening), in newspapers (including the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and The News and Observer), in garden blogs (including Growing with Plants, Gardening Gone Wild, Red Dirt Ramblings, Royal Horticultural Society) and podcasts (including A Way to Garden).

For more information, see plantdelights.com.


At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines and catalogs to others
in an open swap, and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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