Ernest Koone of Lazy K Nursery in Pine Mountain, GA will be our speaker for the March Meeting. Lazy K is a wholesale nursery, and Garden Delights in downtown Pine Mountain is his retail outlet.

The Koones were long-time friends of the Colemans, Callaways, and Varnadoes, all well-known names associated with native azaleas.

Lazy K Nursery was begun in 1958 by Ernest's father and specializes in native azaleas. In fact, the nursery is the largest grower of deciduous azaleas in the world.The nursery also grows an extensive variety of native plants, wildflowers, and woody ornamentals.

Ernest, a member of our Azalea Chapter, will speak to us about the popularity of these wonderful plants. Ernest knows native azaleas, how to grow them, who grows them commercially, and what are the difficulties in getting them to market. Ernest supplies the majority of the plants for our annual plant sale.

Come hear Ernest and bring your questions about obtaining native azaleas.

The meeting is March 16 at 2:30 p.m., Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075.