It was great to visit several of my favorite plantsmen/women on my recent trip to Texas. Here are two my camera happened to capture at the Stephen F. Austin Gardens. Top is Greg Grant, who has shared many of his wonderful introductions with us. Below is Dr. Dave Creech…the founder and mastermind behind the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens. Dave is showing us one of the Black Diamond Crape Myrtles, bred by his friend Cecil Pounders of Mississippi. Not photographed are Dawn Stover, Dave’s strong right hand, and Dr. Jared Barnes, a recent NCSU grad who is taking over the horticulture teaching duties at SFASU. Great to see them all on a far too quick visit…a must stop if you’re in the area around Nacogdoches.