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  • 16 September 2020

    Saunders Brothers and NewGen® Boxwood Supply Boxwood For The White House Rose Garden Renovation

    Saunders Brothers, Inc. and NewGen® Boxwood, introduced by Saunders Genetics, LLC, were instrumental in the renovation of the White House Rose Garden, unveiled to the public by First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The iconic space had changed very little since 1962 and a major ove...

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  • 15 September 2020

    Dennis Niemeyer to be awarded Order of the Longleaf Pine

    Dennis Niemeyer and his wife Joani Lawarre will be receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented by NC Commissioner Steve Troxler. The presentation will be online via Zoom and Facebook Live.WHEN: 11:30 a.m. September 16, 2020 (presentation should be around 30 minutes).Zoom link:Please click th...

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  • 12 June 2020

    45th Annual Meeting in Tulsa, OK Rescheduled for 2023

    THE 2020 Southern Region annual conference in Tulsa, OK rescheduled for 2023Dear IPPS Southern Region members,Thank you all for participating in the membership survey included in our last newsletter. Your insights helped guide the Executive Committee to make the exceedingly difficult and disapp...

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  • 11 June 2020

    Soldiers to Agriculture

    by Lis MeyerIPPS Southern Region is about to get a whole new kind of student member! Student membership has been extended to students enrolled in the Soldier to Agriculture (STAG) program, a program that represents a partnership between NC State University and Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. This pr...

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  • 6 March 2020

    IPPS SR 45th Annual Meeting Speaker Profile: Kim Shearer

    Kim ShearerTree and Shrub Breeder, The Morton ArboretumProgram Details: Chicagoland Grows® Plants for the FutureIn 1998, Brennan and Bachtell introduced the plant introduction program Chicagoland Grows® to IPPS at an Eastern Region meeting. Twenty-two years later, this program continues to persist...

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  • 5 March 2020

    IPPS SR 45th Annual Meeting Speaker Profile: Dr. Michael Dirr

    Dr. Michael DirrPresident, Chestnut Oak FarmPartner, Premier Introductions, Inc.Program Details: In Search of the Next Great Tree (For the Southeast)Fascinating sport...Searching for the next great cultivated tree. The time and expense to breed a new tree introduction is close to prohibitive. Keith ...

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  • 5 March 2020

    IPPS SR 45th Annual Meeting Speaker Profile: Dr. Dennis Werner

    Dr. Dennis WernerJC Raulston Distinguished Professor EmeritusJC Raulston ArboretumNCSU, Raleigh, NCProgram Details: Designer Genes, Designer Redbuds: Twenty Years of Cercis BreedingDr. Werner will summarize the accomplishments made in the redbud breeding program over the past 20 years, review the m...

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  • 1 February 2020

    Remembering Ms. Margie Jenkins, September 5, 1921 - January 29, 2020

    Dear IPPS Southern Region members, It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our IPPS SR nursery icon - Margie Jenkins. The full obituary can be found here: https://www.crainfh.com/m/obituaries/Margie-Jenkins-2/MemoriesKnown to many near and far for her love of plants, she...

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  • 4 November 2019

    Congratulations to our 2019 Fellow Award Winners!

    The Fellow Award is meant to honor and recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions to the nursery industry and to plant propagation in the southern region.On behalf of the Fellow Committee, it is our pleasure to announce the 2019 IPPS Southern Region Fellows. Congratulations to our two...

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  • 4 November 2019

    Congratulations to our 2019 Sidney B. Meadows Award Winner!

    Congratulations Mr. Bob Black, the 2019 recipient of the IPPS Southern Region Sidney B. Meadows Award of Merit.The Meadows award is the highest honor bestowed upon an IPPS Southern Region member. This award honors and recognizes outstanding individuals for their contributions to the nursery industry...

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