Green Blades sponsor lecture on native irises April 14

Published 3:57 pm Thursday, April 7, 2011

Area horticulturist Walter Hoover will be lecturing on native irises at the home of Barbara Clegg on Thursday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Hoover, owner of Charles Street Garden in Saluda, specializes in beardless irises – the Japenese iris and native irises. The nursery has provided irises for projects at the N.C. Arboretum, the Southern Living showcase house at Furman University and the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.

The lecture is being sponsored by the Green Blades Garden Club, a non-profit organization in Tryon dedicated to promoting gardening in all its aspects. In addition to its lectures and field trips, the club conducts a variety of civic programs each year.

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For further information about the lecture or for those interested in joining the club, call 828-894-2884.