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2014-01-30

Botanical names on tap at plant society meeting Feb. 11

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The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will hear a presentation by horticultural consultant Mary Irish on how plants get their botanical names Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The event begins at 3 pm in the Riverside Nature Center visitor center located at 150 Francisco Lemos Street in Kerrville.
Irish is a garden writer, horticultural consultant, lecturer and educator who was born and raised in Austin. After her books "Gardening in the Desert and Agaves," "Yuccas and Related Pants, a Gardeners Guide," were published she wrote seven additional books on gardening and plants appropriate for Southwest gardens.
She worked as a horticulture consultant for municipal gardens in California and Arizona. For 11 years she was the Director of Public Horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Currently she works part-time managing the plant sales program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Visitors are welcome.
Visit the Kerrville NPSOT website at npsot.org/Kerrville.
For more information contact Melinda Wasson at 830-895-2521.