Native plants topic at Sept. 6 Gulf Shores Garden Club meeting

Native plants topic at Sept. 6 Gulf Shores Garden Club meeting
Fred Nation will present “Gulf Coast Natives for World Class Landscapes”

Daphne based master gardener Fred Nation will present a program titled “Gulf Coast Natives for World-class Landscapes” during the Gulf Shores Garden Club’s Sept. 6 meeting at the Harry Roberts Community Center, located at 300 East 16th Ave. in Gulf Shores. Refreshment/social time begins at 9:15 a.m., the program is presented at 9:45 a.m., with a business meeting following the program. Guests and new members are always welcome.
Nation (pictured), a master gardener, is a field botanist, freelance writer and photographer who lives in Daphne. He teaches environmental subjects and Plant Nomenclature for the Baldwin and Mobile County Master Gardener intern classes, and for the Adult Learning Center in Fairhope.
Fred conducts regular classes on habitats and ecosystems for Weeks Bay Reserve. He has written informational brochures and constructed interpreted nature trails for the City of Daphne, Blakeley State Park, Weeks Bay Reserve, Baldwin County Parks, and Camp Beckwith. Fred has nominated or co-nominated 21 AlabamFred is the author of Where the Wild Illicium Grows, a book on historic plants of Alabama and the Central Gulf Coast. As he states says in that book, “Some of our native plants have gentle tales to tell, while others roar like thunder out of our historic past.”
The club provides a member with opportunities to gain new ideas in gardening, floral design and landscaping. Having fun, making new friends, and participating in local civic projects are part of what makes the Gulf Shores Garden Club a special group.
For more club information, call 251-968-568 or visit