Be Bold, Bright and Brazen

Presented by Carol Reese, West Tennessee Research & Education Center, Jackson, TN

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About the Presentation

Some people may, perhaps, be a little too timid about color, afraid of looking tacky, or believe they are offending a color wheel's attempt at imposing rules on what pleases the human eye. In this fun session, Carol will talk about the importance of incorporating seasonal color in the landscape along with some great suggestions for fantastic color combinations.

About the Presenter

Carol Reese is an Extension Horticulture Specialist housed at the University of Tennessee’s West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. She is a nationally-known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor. Carol is the gardening and nature columnist for several newspapers, as well as a contributor to several gardening magazines. She was the Q&A columnist for Horticulture Magazine for several years. Her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture are from Mississippi State University, and she could also add her Ph.D. if she “had ever written that damn dissertation!” While there, she taught classes in Plant Materials, and co-taught Landscape Design for non-LA majors alongside a “real” landscape architect. She attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts, including a grandfather who dynamited his garden spot each spring to “break up his hard pan”. Carol’s very personal appreciation of natural lore is at least partially a result of her near daily rambles through the wild areas near her home with her motley collection of mutts, also known as the strong-willed breed of “Amalgamations.” 

It's all about the plants!