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Class on succulent plants from South Africa and Madagascar presented Oct. 15

flower_t.jpgBOONE—The High Country Gardening Series at Appalachian State University presents “Enchanting Succulent Plants From South Africa and the Island of Madagascar” on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The class, sponsored by the Department of Biology Greenhouse, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the greenhouse located at 333 Dale St. off State Farm Road. The class is free but space is limited. An optional registration fee is accepted to support outreach and education efforts at the greenhouse.

Contact greenhouse manager Jerry Meyer at to reserve a space in the class. For more information about the series, call Meyer at 828-262-4025.

Meyer, who was based in Africa while a Marine with the U.S. Embassy, will focus on attractive, sometimes unusual, succulent species that must cope with dry, sunny conditions in their natural, arid habitats. Many of these sun-loving plants can thrive indoors in bright, south-facing windows in more temperate regions such as the High Country.