Fowlkes to speak in Lunch and Learn series

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

On Feb. 4 at noon, the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will kick off the Spring Lunch and Learn Series with Town of Farmville Horticulturist David Fowlkes presenting “Pruning Boxwoods.” Fowlkes will speak on pruning technique for boxwood, but he will also cover growing boxwood (soil, fertilizer and exposure).

At the end of his presentation Fowlkes will answer questions involving anything about plants and what is going on in the garden at the present. You may be curious about when to prune other shrubs/trees or winter damage from your plants. Why did your azalea not bloom this year?  Now is the time to find the answer to these and other problems.

Fowlkes, a familiar speaker on horticultural topics to organizations in the area, is well known for his camellia garden. He is a native of Prince Edward County where he lives with his wife, Melinda. 

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A graduate of Virginia Tech in majoring in horticulture, Fowlkes has a diverse background in his field. He has taught vocational horticulture at Prince Edward High School and has worked in private business and for Longwood as a horticulturist.  Since 2004, David has beautified and brought unity to town green spaces as Farmville’s horticulturist.

The Prince Edward County Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners sponsor the Lunch and Learn series.  The program will be held in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Extension Office, Dominion Drive, Farmville.  Bring lunch and learn how to care for this important element of gardens and floral arrangements.