Thursday, free tree giveaway

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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This week will be a very busy one for those who are excited about the coming of spring which brings opportunities to plant flowers and trees and watch them grow.

The Pike County Master Gardeners invite those who are gardeners or wannabes to join them at noon today at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama to learn more from Jason Powell from Petals from the Past in Jemison.

Jason and Shelley Powell are horticulturists, whose skills complement each other.

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He has a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M and she has a BS in Horticulture from Texas A&M. Since starting Petals from the Past in 1994, they have applied contemporary techniques in growing the finest old-garden plants along with new varieties.

The topic of special of interest will be Hearty Plants for the Southern Garden. A variety of plants will be for sale following Powell’s presentation.

The meeting is open to the public. Light snacks will be served.

On Thursday, the Alabama Free Tree Giveaway will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Troy Sportsplex parking lot. The tree giveaway is offered by the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association Pike County Chapter in coordination with the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Pike County Master Gardeners.