Encore Azalea® inventor to be featured speaker for Avant-Gardeners

Sun City Hilton Head group to host Buddy Lee at its February meeting

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LOXLEY, Ala. (January 30, 2015) – The Avant-Gardeners of the Sun City Hilton Head community in Bluffton, S.C., will welcome the public to its monthly meeting featuring Buddy Lee Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Magnolia Hall.

Lee, a noted plant expert and inventor of the Encore® Azalea, will discuss “A New and Exciting Plant for your Garden.” The talk will cover how Lee developed the Encore® Azalea, how to incorporate these easy-care shrubs into landscapes, and how to maintain these plants for years of gardening success.

Lee is active in numerous organizations, including the Azalea Society of America, the International Plant Propagators Society and the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association. In 2007, he received the Azalea Society of America’s Distinguished Service Award.

If you’re in the area, don’t miss this opportunity to visit with fellow enthusiasts and a plant development veteran.

About Encore® Azalea
Encore® Azalea is the world’s best selling multi-season blooming azalea. Its 29 varieties and range of sizes enliven landscapes with rich, colorful blooms in spring, summer and fall. It is sun tolerant, low maintenance and cold hardy, with most varieties being hardy through USDA Zone 6. It has an established reputation in the plant industry like no other azalea on the market. Visit www.encoreazalea.com to learn more.

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Media Contact:
Corrina Murray | Plant Development Services, Inc., introducers of the Southern Living® Plant Collection, Sunset Western Garden Collection™ and Encore® Azalea  | corrina@plantdevelopment.com, 251-964-6778

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