The 13th Annual Joy of Gardening Symposium was held on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC.  The following is an outline of the speakers and topics.

Opening Keynote by Allan Armitage Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots

Session A

1.  Allen Armitage, Great Plants for the Piedmont

2.  Bill Rogers, Birds in Your Beds

3.  Paul Thompson, Insect Friends and Foes in the Vegetable Garden

Session B

1.  Todd Beasley, Cultural, Environmental, and Biological Challenges in the Garden

2.  Andy Rollins, Secrets of Fruit Growing

3.  Paul Thompson, Native Plants That Thrive in the Shade

Closing Keynote by Patrick Larkin The Role of Public Gardens in a Changing World