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Birds, Butterflies & Botany Message Board Events › New Event: 2010 Wildflower Symposium and Plant Sale

New Event: 2010 Wildflower Symposium and Plant Sale

Winter Springs, FL
Announcing a new event for Birds, Butterflies & Botany!

Mark your calendars now~!!!

What: 2010 Wildflower Symposium and Plant Sale

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:00 AM

Where: Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
1400 S. Denning Drive
Winter Park, FL 32789

Go to this link for full info~!


2010 Wildflower Symposium and Plant Sale
set for Sept. 25 in Winter Park

The Florida Wildflower Foundation's (FWF) 2010 Wildflower Symposium and Plant Sale on Sept. 25 will feature presentations on flowering native shrubs for landscapes, butterfly and pollinator plants, using wildflowers in landscapes, and wildflower advocacy. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs headquarters, 1400 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park.

A native plant and seed sale will be held concurrently, giving attendees the opportunity to take home many of the wildflowers and grasses they learn about. A silent auction will also take place, with seed mixes, plants, gardening utensils and ornaments, books and art up for bids. Proceeds from the event will benefit native wildflower research, planting and education.

Symposium admission is free for FWF members and $5 for non-members (click here to become a member). Box lunches are available for $5.

Space is limited; attendees are encouraged to register below using PayPal. Lunches must be ordered online by Sept. 18 using the button below; they will not be sold during the event.

Members who do not want lunch can register by emailing Lisa Roberts at

Full Schedule:

9 a.m.
Doors open, Silent Auction, Registration, Plant and Seed Sale

9:30-10 a.m.
Florida Wildflower Foundation Annual Meeting
Membership meeting, awards

10-10:45 a.m.
"Enriching Lives With Florida's Native Wildflowers"
Jeff Caster, FWF board chair, reviews the Foundation's 2009-10 accomplishments.

(15-minute break)

11-11:45 a.m.
"Fabulous Native Flowering Shrubs"
Brightman Logan of All Native nursery in San Antonio, Fla., presents
beautiful native shrubs for landscapes.

(15-minute break)

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Preordered box lunches served; Plant and Seed Sale; Silent Auction

12:30-1:15 p.m.
"Mow You Don't: How to be a Wildflower Advocate"
Longtime wildflower advocate Eleanor Dietrich presents steps
to preserving wildflowers, from grassroots to diplomacy.

(15-minute break)

1:30-2:15 p.m.
"Native Wildflowers for Landscape Design"
Kariena Veaudry, Florida Native Plant Society executive director and
landscape architect, presents tips on using wildflowers for landscapes.

(15-minute break)

2:30-3:15 p.m.
"Butterflies and Wildflowers"
Learn about the best butterfly- and pollinator-attracting native wildflowers
from Jaret Daniels of the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

3:15-4 p.m.
Plant and Seed Sale, Silent Auction conclude
For more information on the symposium, contact Lisa Roberts at 407-353-6164 or


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