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Perennial of the Year historical review presented July 14

BOONE—Join Appalachianperennial_t.jpg State University biology greenhouse manager Jerry Meyer in a review of the Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year winners from 1990-2012.  The class will be held Saturday, July 14, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the biology greenhouse at 333 Dale Street, directly across from the State Farm parking lot.

The class is part of the Department of Biology’s High Country Gardening series.

Award-winning perennials are chosen for their multiple seasonal appeal, ease of maintenance, and suitability for use in a wide range of climate types.  In addition to a discussion of each year’s winner, Meyer will introduce related and recently introduced cultivars that have garden appeal. Attention will also be given to plant maintenance and desirable design combinations.

The class is free, but optional registration fees are accepted. Register by emailing or calling 262-4025.  Emails are preferred.

The biology department conservatory now boasts more than 700 species of tropical, subtropical and temperate plants.  Visitors are welcome weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tours and classes for groups, clubs and schools are available upon prearrangement.