2020 Virtual Teaser!
September 28th – October 9th
Featuring Heidi Sheesley with Online Plant Sale
To keep you safe during COVID-19, Hilltop’s annual PlantFest Teaser has been transformed into a virtual program featuring Heidi Sheesley, owner of Treesearch Farms, Inc. in Houston, Texas. In a video filmed in her garden and nursery, Heidi will showcase 37 of her favorite plants that would be fabulous new additions to any garden.
All plants featured in the video will be available for purchase online with contactless pickup from September 28th to October 9th. Plants purchased must be picked up at Hilltop within 48 hours of the order online.
Members of the Friends of Hilltop at the $50 level and above will automatically receive an email on September 28th with links to the video on YouTube, a pdf file with descriptions and pictures of all of the plants featured, and a link to purchase plants online. No registration required.
Members below $50 and the public must register and pay a fee online to receive the email and links. Fee $10.
Learn more about Heidi!
Heidi is a strong, independent woman who has changed the landscape of Houston gardening. Since 1983, when she decided to turn her love of plants into a commercial venture, she has dedicated her business life to propagating and growing out-of-the-ordinary plants that do well in Houston and along the Gulf Coast. Heidi's guiding vision is to grow rare and unusual plants for the wholesale and professional landscaping market.
She specializes in unique plants including many types of natives, perennials, trees, shrubs, gingers, ornamental grasses, citrus, fruit trees, hummingbird, butterfly and other habitat plants for birds and bees.
Heidi is a member of the International Plant Propagators Society, Louisiana Society of Horticultural Research, Garden Writers Association and the American Community Gardening Association. She is committed to education and works extensively with numerous Texas Master Gardener Associations in southeastern and coastal-bend Texas to promote water-wise horticultural practices in landscape management. She is a self-described "plant nut" who also loves her critters, both cats, dogs, chickens and turkeys.
Teaser Perk of Membership!
Become a member of the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum at the $50 level or above and enjoy the Virtual Teaser and online plant sale free as a perk of membership. The LSU Hilltop Arboretum needs your support now more than ever. All of our revenue streams have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Your membership and/or donation directly supports our operations, and keeps our mission alive.
To put a “Tease in the Teaser” here is a sneak preview of a few of the hard to find plants Heidi will talk about! This is also a sample of the information included in the pdf file sent to those who register.