Presented by Southern Appalachian Plant Society
Dr. Andy Pulte, UT Department of Plant Scences, will present “Overachievers: How to Know and Choose the Best Plant for Your Space,” on Thursday, February 21, at 7 pm, at BrightRidge Auditorium (formerly Johnson City Power Board), 2600 Boones Creek Rd (Hwy 354), Johnson City. In this talk Dr Pulte will help you sort through the endless stream of new plants on the market and focus on the important factors of personal style, and the mood you wish to create in your garden. You will learn about some of the most garden worthy plants, explore some gardening history, and get clued into what the scientific name of a plant can tell you about their garden worthiness.
Andrew J. Pulte grew up in the nursery industry in Grand Island, Nebraska. He received his bachelors of science in horticulture from the University of Nebraska in December 2000. Following graduation he worked first for the National Arbor Day Foundation in the education department. This was followed by work at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. While at the zoo Andy was in charge of all recruitment and training for the zoo’s 650 full-time and seasonal employees. Andy received a masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. in the area of public horticulture. His current responsibilities include, teaching, advising and coordination of the UT Plant Sciences undergraduate program. His additional responsibilities include the CASNR scholarship committee and assisting UT Gardens programming. Andy has spoken widely to diverse audiences and his articles have been published in Fine Gardening, State by State Gardening and many other gardening publications. He is also an Internationally Certified Arborist.