12 NOON, UNTIL PLANTS ARE SOLD
Are you enchanted by old-fashioned camellias, like Eudora Welty? Join us at noon on Thursday, February 23, when Paige Mizell returns for a camellia walk-and-talk through the Welty garden. Paige will share historical facts and care tips, and take questions. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to shop a selection of old-fashioned camellias from her family's Folsom, Louisiana-based nursery until plants are sold. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Eudora Welty Foundation.
Paige Mizell is president of the Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association. Mizell learned to care for plants as a child growing up around her family's nursery, Mizell Camellia Hill Nursery in Folsom, Louisiana, where she has officially worked since 2014. In addition, the former high school educator and coach is pursuing her Ph.D. in applied clinical psychology.
"Yes, there is danger I will pour all my riches into camellias, I have just been waiting for the chance." —Eudora Welty