Andy’s Garden Club to host expert Japanese Maple and Conifer Grower, June 7

Tue, 06/03/2008 - 12:34pm
By: The Citizen

Andy’s Nursery Garden Club will be hosting one of the largest Japanese Maple and Conifer Growers in the Southeast at their Saturday, June 7 meeting.

Mike Francis, Owner of Maple Ridge Nursery, will be conducting a power point presentation featuring some of the over 350 varieties of Maples and hundreds of conifers he grows. All of Maple Ridge Nursery stock is grown in Georgia, making them well suited for the local climate.
“Mike grew up in a family owner nursery business just like my brothers and I ” said Robbi Martin, Owner of Andy’s Nursery & Landscaping. “We will be featuring some of Maple Ridge Nursery’s unique plants that Mike will be featuring in his program” added Martin.

Francis opened his own nursery in 1988. In 2007 he consolidated his retail and wholesale divisions into Maple Ridge Nursery. Mike has become a specialty speaker on Japanese Maples and Conifers all around the Southeast for the past ten years. In addition, his company was featured at this Springs SE Flower Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. Mike also has a passion for Koi and water gardening.

The Andy’s Garden Club program begins at 11 a.m. on June 7. The meeting is conducted at the Andy’s North Fayetteville Nursery located at 1807 Hwy 85 North Fayetteville. The meeting is open to the public.

For additional information contact 770-461-6089.

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