Teri Speight shares Black Flora stories at Garden Spark

October 22, 2022

Author Terry Speight came to Austin this week to share inspiring stories from his new book, black flora, in my Garden Spark speaker series. An enthusiastic audience came out to hear Terry speak under the large live oak at the beautiful Barton Springs Nursery.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from that evening.

Teri poses with a nursery promotional flyer about her words

Teri and I and Earle, a huge 500-lb. Staghorn fern donated to BSN by Joanna Gaines. As good as a trip to Waco to visit Magnolia Market, Teri declares!

Barton Springs Nursery is a sponsor of Garden Spark and hosts discussions in their outdoor classrooms.

The family of plants you choose.

Teri signing books before her talk, along with garden designer Diana Kirby

Teri meets with Harvey Franks, horticulturist at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin

Harvey Franks, Vicki Blachman of Pauline Austin and Plain Outside, and Terry Speight

Teri gives her presentation on Black Flora

Thanks to everyone who came to talk Terry! The next discussion is coming up on November 17, when landscape architect Jennifer Orr of Studio Balcones will talk about designing functional landscapes that provide habitat, are symbiotic and can survive the harsh Central Texas elements. This promises to be a timely and inspiring discussion after the challenging summer we have just experienced. Scroll down to Digging Deeper (below) for information on subscribing to the Garden Spark discussion.

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Learn about garden design from the experts here Garden Spark! I host private talks with inspiring designers, landscape architects, and writers several times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance. Just click on this link and ask to be added. You can find this year’s speaker lineup here.

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