Jordi speaks at 2010 International Flower and Garden Festival

By Bea Walker
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Becky Jordi spent three days in Orlando, Florida as the UF/IFAS speaker of the 2010 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  The presentations were held in "Garden Town" a building at Epcot devoted to the six week festival which is held March 2 through May 16. Becky's presentation, "Tropical Color" was conducted at 1 PM and 4 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All six sessions were well attended.

Becky Jordi speaks at Epcot

Jordi had both live plants and photo examples of plants that add tropical color.  She covered the importance of Plant Zones when selecting plants for your gardens.  Among the plants shown were (pictured): Crotons, Crown of Thorns, Plumbago and Ixora.

Becky Jordi speaks at Epcot

Jordi steps away from the podium into the surrounding plants to discuss the Oleander shrub as a selection for providing tropical color to your landscape.

Becky Jordi speaks at Epcot

Becky Jordi, Nassau Horticulture Agent and UF/IFAS faculty member, in her presentation, "Creating Tropical Color in Your Garden."  All six sessions were well attended.

Becky Jordi at Epcot

Master Gardeners Jean Mueller and Maribel Peterson and Nelson Peterson (not pictured) join Becky Jordi in the Ask the Expert Booth at the International Flower and Garden Show at Epcot.

 

Becky Jordi

University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Agent III Rebecca Jordi