In Memoriam Ernest Koone
1/17/2022 10:09 am
The horticulture world lost a grant plantsman and advocate for native azaleas, Ernest Koone, owner of Lazy K Nursery in Pine Mountain, Georgia on January 6, 2022. Ernest was always generous with Georgia Perennial Plant Association, giving both time and resources to us. We will miss him.
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We are sorry to share the news that a great Georgia plantsman passed away yesterday. Ernest Koone, owner of Lazy K Nursery in Pine Mountain, was an amazing native azalea expert; the nursery is the largest grower of native azaleas in the US. In March 2019, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Azalea Society of America, their highest honor.