On Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Calloway County Master Gardeners T-N-T (Thursday Night Talk) Lecture Series will host Roy Helton in presenting a talk on gardening With perennials at the Calloway County Public Library on Main Street in Murray.

Gardening with perennials can contribute to creating an enduring and satisfying landscape.    

 Roy will discuss topics such as site selection, soil preparation, garden design, and plant selection. He will describe which reliable perennials he uses as the backbone of his own garden, and which ones he avoids. 

He will provide information on how to have a flower garden that will bloom from spring until autumn and how to have some unusual flowers not likely to be found in many other gardens. 

He will include tips for successfully growing many perennials and avoiding mistakes based on his years of gardening in western Kentucky. An enthusiastic gardener, Roy will illustrate his talk with images from his own garden and gardens he has visited in England and France. This talk is free and open to all interested parties. 

Roy Helton is a retired professor of English at Murray State University and a member of Master Gardeners. He has a particular interest in English gardens and landscapes. 

Roy is a graduate of Belmont University and the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University.

This talk is free and open to the public. 

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