Native azalea lecture in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 1

October 16, 2017

November’s edition of the Walton County Master Gardeners’ Lecture Series will be presented by Dave Gordon.  It will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs at 2:00 p.m. The address is 732 N 9th Street, next to the fairgrounds.

The native azalea species of the southeastern United States have been called, by many plant authorities, the most beautiful of all our indigenous shrubs. Absolutely no other native plant group compares with the native azaleas in variety and brilliance of color and fragrance, on shrubs large and small with bloom-times from early spring to late summer.

This presentation will focus on the native species and not the Formosa variety so often seen in home landscapes. The program will present information on the various varieties and their colorful blossoms. Also, handouts will be provided regarding the specifics of how to care for the plants.

Mr. Gordon is an Okaloosa Master Gardener, Florida Master Naturalist, and retired middle school science teacher.  He lives in Fort Walton Beach and owns property in North Walton County.

The cost for this program is $5, payable at the door – cash or check only, please.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Save your place by contacting the UF/ IFAS Walton County Extension Office at 850-892-8172 or haneyc@ufl.edu by the Monday before the event. Light refreshments will be served.