NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Horticulturist Laura Miller will present “Ornamental Plants for a Drier and Hotter World.”

Miller is the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service commercial horticulture agent for Tarrant County. She provides informal educational programs and problem-solving services to anyone wanting to make money in horticulture. She assists all gardeners, from green industry professionals to fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant growers. Prior to taking on her present position in 2008, she was a commercial horticulture extension agent for seven years at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

A sixth-generation Texan, Miller is a graduate of Eagle Pass High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in horticulture and a Master of Education in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. She is a Texas Certified Nursery Professional and serves on the boards of Region V of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council, the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, and the International Plant Propagators’ Society – Southern Region of North America.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at SFA’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email [email protected].