Presentations by Scott Ogden and Bobby Green
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Members: $30 (Login)
While Fall Plant Sale is in full swing, MBG will welcome bulb expert, Scott Ogden.With horticultural experience that spans zones 4 through 10, Scott Ogden designs and consults for public and private gardens around the country and beyond. His book, Garden Bulbs for the South, is a great addition to any gardener’s collection! We will also hear from local nurseryman and camellia expert, Bobby Green. His October Magic series is always popular at plant sales! Fall Plant Sale 2019 promises a great selection of bulbs and camellias.
About Scott Ogden
With horticultural experience that spans zones 4 through 10, Scott Ogden designs and consults for public and private gardens around the country and beyond. Scott’s books include Garden Bulbs for the South, Gardening Success with Difficult Soils, and The Moonlit Garden. Together with wife Lauren Springer Ogden, he co-authored the award-winning Plant-Driven Design and Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens. At home in the challenging climates of Austin, Texas and Fort Collins, Colorado, Scott and Lauren tend two intensive gardens together. Several of their plant introductions are in the nursery trade, including two patented selections: Oenothera ‘Shimmer’ and Salvia ‘Ultra Violet’.
About Bobby Green
Bobby Green is a landscape designer and owner of Green Nurseries in Fairhope, AL., a wholesale nursery specializing in Camellias, winter-interest plants, and rare and scarce plants. He encourages the wider use of camellias by emphasizing their versatility in the garden. His grounds have become a repository for rare and endangered camellia cultivars salvaged from long-abandoned nurseries and gardens. Bobby designed the recently-opened Wintergarden, at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. He also provides research and consultation services toward restoring historic camellia gardens.
While in college studying archeology, Bobby discovered working the afternoons at his dad’s nursery was more interesting than the voluminous books on sociology. He proclaimed, “Hey, I just wanted to dig in the dirt! ” So when he proudly announced his intention to enter the nursery business his father’s good advice went unheeded. “Go to law school (his uncle and grandfather were lawyers), grow plants for a hobby.” Thirty five years later he’s still on the farm.
This event is part of the Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series. Want to attend the entire series? Register for season tickets here!
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