May Garden Lecture

Saturday, May 13th, 10:30 AM

“Beautiful Bushes: Great Shrubs for the Home Landscape.” presented by Bryce Lane

With all the talk about herbaceous plants for the garden, let’s not forget about woody plants, especially shrubs!  Perennials and annuals can be very high maintenance where shrubs are so much easier to take care of. What makes a shrub a great plant for the garden? What does it mean to be time tested and what’s all the fuss about all these new plants? Come learn about Bryce Lane’s favorite shrubs, both new and established, and why they should be a staple in every garden.

About the Speaker: Bryce Lane discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them while working at a small Massachusetts garden center through high school and college. After earning his BS and MS in Horticulture, he came to the Dept. of Horticultural Science at NC State University as an Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator. He spent 34 years teaching and advising over 20,000 students. Bryce retired in 2014, but still teaches part-time. For 11 seasons, from 2003 to 2014 he hosted and produced a three-time, Emmy winning, UNC TV public television show called “In the Garden with Bryce Lane.”

He now spends his time giving horticulture talks, doing leadership, and communication training, teaching part-time at NC State, and at the JC Raulston Arboretum. He has also worked for the past 7 years helping to train Extension professionals in video production. An avid gardener, Bryce has gardened on the same one quarter acre plot for 39 years. He and his wife of 45 years also spend plenty of time with their 6 grandchildren!

 This lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Suggested donation $3