Georgia's Vince Dooley will be with friends when he discusses Great Garden Making during the 2013 Southeastern Flower Show and Antiques event in Atlanta, according to a March 6 report from NeighborNewspapers.com. But the famous former coach will not be the only celebrity scheduled to appear or speak during the three-day extravaganza.
The stellar line-up for the 25th anniversary event will actually showcase seven prominent featured speakers during the three-day event according to a Friday, March 8 press release from Terrell McCollum, public relations and media specialist for SHS.
For example, P. Allen Smith, who some consider the male version of Martha Stewart, is a recognized garden and design expert who will be in attendance. Smith will take time away from his Moss Mountain Farm and P. Allen Smith garden television shows in order to reveal to those attending the Cobb Galleria event How to Get More Out of Your Garden Than a Backache when he speaks at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.
Then there is Georgia native and author James Farmer, who penned "A Time to Plant: Southern-style Garden Living." Farmer has a well-deserved reputation of being a gardening guru as well, which is likely why he was recently named editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. And he will be talking about "A Time to Plant" on Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon.
And who isn't familiar with The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves, which has aired every Saturday morning for the past 19 years on WSB 750 AM? Reeves, also the host of Your Southern Garden on Georgia Public Television, can boast authoring or co-authoring as many as nine gardening books over the course of his career, but Friday's 1:00 p.m. speech by him will be about Cool Tools and Funky Fertilizers.
Flower lovers that want a feminine touch when it comes to wedding blooms, however, will enjoy the chance to hear expert event planner Tara Guerard at 12 noon on Friday, March 15, as she dishes out expert tips on "Weddings," which also happens to be the name of her newest book.
And Katherine Astor, the one credited for renovation on the Kirby House English gardens in Hungerford, England, will be in attendance during the 2013 Southeastern Flower and Antique event too. In fact, Astor will be the speaker kicking off the event at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning, March 15.
Robert E. "Buddy" Lee, who patented the Encore Azalea, which provides flower lovers with blooms during the spring, summer and fall, will also be in attendance. Lee will introduce new flowers of interest from the Southern Living Plant Collection when he speaks on Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Including the seven featured guest speakers, there will be a total of 32 speakers altogether during the three-day event that runs from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, making it hard to choose just one day to attend. And the Southeastern Horticultural Society understood that so well that they are offering a discount ticket price of $45 for those seeking a three-day admission ticket.
For more on the 2013 Southeastern Flower Show and Antiques event by the Atlanta Pop Culture Examiner click on the subscribe link at the bottom of this page.
News coverage and photos of the event, products and speakers will be sent directly to subscriber email accounts upon publication.