Native Plant Seminars

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Native Plant Seminars

The Tennessee Native Plant Society hosts monthly Native Plant Seminars. These events are held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (6:30 p.m. Central) and last about one hour. All members, and potential members, are welcome to join the seminars at no cost. The link to join each seminar is posted on our Calendar website pages.

Speakers are drawn from our knowledgeable membership, from professionals across the state, and from the professors and students studying our Tennessee native plants.  A range of topics are covered that includes plants that are currently blooming, native plants in our yards, current research on native plants, protections for native plants, and so much more.

Join us for an hour a month to learn more about our Tennessee native plants. If you miss the live seminar, you can usually watch the video by clicking on “VIDEO” next to the seminar listing below. Of course, you won’t be able to ask questions on the video.

2022 TNPS Native Plant Seminar Schedule

January 18 – Dave Walters and Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters, Winter Tree Identification – VIDEO

February 15 – Darel Hess, Wildflower Photography – VIDEO, email

March 15 – Randy Hedgepath, Some of My Favorite Wildflowers – VIDEO

April 19 – Mary Priestley, Nature Journaling – VIDEO, Handouts #1, #2, #3, #4

May 17 – John Froeschauer, Moths and Butterflies: Natural History and Gardening – VIDEO

June 21 – CoreyPine Shane, Southeast Medicinal Plants – VIDEO

July 19 – Paula Gross, Best Tree for Your Garden – VIDEO

August 9* – Ann Willyard, Scientific Names – VIDEO

September 20 – Steve Murphree, Insect Pollinators

October 18 – Larry Pounds, Fall Wildflowers

November 15 – Margie Hunter, Beyond Aesthetics: Garden As If Life Depends On It

December — No seminar

*Second Tuesday of the month instead of the third.

Want to Join Us?

Check out the TNPS Calendar for the details of these events and the meeting links.

 Seminar Video Archive

Cooper Breeden, Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance – PDF

Meredith Clebsch, Low-Tech Native Plant Propagation

Dennis Horn, Spring Wildflowers Across Tennessee

Margie Hunter, Invasive Plants of Tennessee

Bart Jones, The Wild and Wondrous World of Orchid Pollination

Larry Pounds, Plants of the Cumberland Trail

Milo Pyne, Native Plants of the Cedar Glades

Pandy Upchurch, Edible Natives

Robin Whitfield, The Color of ConservationACTIVITY VIDEO