Upcoming GPPA Special Event
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden
2020 Perennial Plant Symposium
The Inspired Gardener: A Symposium and Silent Auction
Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Monday, February 17, 2020
Atlanta History Center
Heirloom Flower Bulbs
Chris will educate and entertain us about the challenges of small business life and the passion of reclaiming heirloom flower bulbs that had once fallen out of fashion and off the market.
"Mr. Wiesinger makes a living finding pretty things in ravaged places. In 2004 he started the Southern Bulb Company with the aim of reintroducing flowers long out of vogue, committing himself exclusively to those that have ably asserted themselves against the particular cruelties of exceedingly hot weather for decades, even centuries." - NY Times Feature Article, July, 6 2006
Since the New York Times story of his life as a bulb collector and farmer, Chris has been known nationally as "The Bulb Hunter." What started as a personal passion and college project turned into a lifestyle and profitable business.
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.