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"Exploring Southern Gardens 2001"
Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops

October 19 & 20, 2001
St. Francisville, Louisiana



Linda Auld - Linda, better known as "The Bug Lady", owns Barber Laboratories, a three generation family business established by her grandfather, E. R. Barber, in 1921.  She identifies insect pests for homeowners and businesses, sells pest control products and gives application advice.  Bug Lady Farms, created 5 years ago, raises butterflies for release at weddings, parties and special events.  Linda supplied Louisiana butterflies for the Audubon Zoo's Butterflies in Flight exhibit for three  years.  Giving speeches at schools and garden clubs brings her much enjoyment.  Linda participates in 8 butterfly counts for the North American Butterfly Association and writes articles for Louisiana Gardening Magazine .

Lake Douglas -  Lake holds degrees in landscape architecture from LSU and Harvard and is currently completing a dissertation in urban studies on 19th century New Orleans horticultural commerce at the University of New Orleans.  Formerly assistant director, Arts Council of New Orleans, he now consults in arts management, strategic planning, and visual artists.  He has written extensively on arts and design issues for professional journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.  His writing has appeared in several garden and garden history books, most recently Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess

David Floyd -  David Floyd is the Director of the L.S.U. Rural Life Museum. He is a long time resident of West Feliciana Parish with extensive knowledge of restoration and preservation of historic sites. He has served as a museum and restoration consultant on a number of projects its south Louisiana


Edward C. Martin, Jr., FASLA -  This educator/designer has traveled extensively to lecture, research and photograph design of gardens, architecture and art works nationally and internationally.  He has also authored national award winning books on landscape plants in design and garden design maintenance.  He has lectured for plant societies, civic clubs, historic groups, garden symposiums, flower shows abroad, just to name a few.  Distinctions he has earned include the Gold Seal Award - Garden Clubs of Mississippi; Fellow - American Society of Landscape Architects; and listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America.

Max and Marie Mizell:  -  They began growing camellias in the early 1950's and are currently operating a camellia nursery and landscape business.  Both are active members of the Gulf Coast Camellia Society.  Marie has recently been elected to her first term as State Director for Arkansas and Louisiana Camellia Society.

Judith B. Tankard -  Mrs. Tankard teaches in the landscape design history program at Radcliffe Seminars, Cambridge Massachusetts.  She is the editor of the Journal of the New England Garden History Society and frequently writes about historic gardens and garden designers.  She is the author of two books on the British gardener Gertrude Jekyll and her book The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman won the 1998 Book Award from the American Horticultural  Society.

Jim Wilson -  Southern-born and reared, Jim Wilson is a world traveler and much sought-after garden lecturer.  His distinctive voice is familiar to many who followed his programs on The Victory Garden and HGTV.  Jim has worked in home and commercial horticulture for more than 50 years, has several garden books to his credit, including the recent Bulletproof Flowers for the South and Jim Wilson's Container Gardening.


All information from the Garden Symposium Brochure 2001
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