• 5 February 2021

    Membership Profile: Patricia Knight

    Dr. Patricia Knight grew up in the family nursery operation in east-central Alabama. She earned a B.S. from Auburn University in Ornamental Horticulture in 1991, with an emphasis on Landscape Design. She remained at Auburn for her M.S. degree, awarded in 1994, and her thesis focused on nutrition and...

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  • 8 January 2021

    Why IPPS - Shea Keene

    A little over five years ago, IPPS profoundly altered the course of my horticultural journey. I didn’t even know what IPPS was back then, but it played an important role in helping me reach where I am now.As an undergraduate I majored in psychology and completed all the pre-requisites for medical ...

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  • 13 November 2020

    Congratulations 2020 Fellows Award Winner, Dr. David Creech

    Dr. David Creech 2020 Southern Region FellowDr. David Creech,Stephen F. Austin State University professor emeritus of agriculture and director of SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches, Texas, is recognized as the 2020 Southern Region Fellow.Dr. Creech is a longtime member of IPPS-SR and served as president in 20...

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  • 13 November 2020

    Congratulations 2020 Sidney B. Meadows Award Winner, Dr. Gary Knox

    Dr. Gary Knox 2020 Sidney B. Meadows Award RecipientDr. Gary Knox is a professor of environmental horticulture and nursery crops extension specialist at the University of Florida/IFAS at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, FL is recognized as the 2020 Sidney B. Meadows...

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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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