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Jason Reeves, "Pollinator and Host Edition" - Mon. Sept. 16 at 7:30, Live and via Zoom

6/10/2024 4:58 pm


Jason Reeves, "Pollinator & Host Edition"

Monday, September 16 at 7:30 pm

Dunwoody Nature Center or via Zoom


Some plants really work overtime! In addition to enhancing beauty in the garden, they also provide important food and habitat to the critters that reside there. This talk focuses on dependable new and older, but underutilized, good garden performers for attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your domain. Since you can’t have butterflies without caterpillars, Jason will also highlight plants needed to support the full lifecycle of these winged beauties. The talk includes natives along with non-natives such as Vitex Galactic Pink™, Cuphea Vermillionaire®, Cassia alata (Candlestick Plant), Asclepias physocarpa (Swan Butterfly Weed), ‘Antares’ fennel, and Zinnia ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’ that are sure to bring the pollinators into your garden.


This meeting will be live at the Dunwoody Nature Center and live-streamed via Zoom. Current members will receive Zoom invites a day or two before the meeting.


Social time begins at 6:30p

Speaker begins at 7:30p



About Jason


Jason Reeves grew up on a farm in West Tennessee, where he fell in love with the plant world. He received his Master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2002, he became a research horticulturist and curator of the University of Tennessee Gardens located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Jason’s colorful plant combinations and unique garden art, made by recycling everyday objects, draws several thousand people each year to the Center's annual lawn and garden show, Summer Celebration. His past experiences include work at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville, Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and in private gardens in New Zealand. When he’s not bringing the grounds to life with his imaginative garden displays, he’s evaluating hundreds of new and unique plants for the state’s green industry; speaking at gardening symposiums or traveling the world leading gardening tours, and serving as a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. He is also a landscape designer and consultant whose influence may be seen in landscapes across Tennessee in the form of distinct plant combinations and his signature garden art. He does all this and manages to find time to garden at home. You can follow him on Facebook at Jason Reeves – in the garden.


Social time begins at 6:30p; Speaker begins at 7:30.

Zoom invites will be sent to all current members a day or two before the event.