Harrison, Marie 1942–

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Harrison, Marie 1942–

(Felda M. Harrison)

PERSONAL: Born November 4, 1942, in Columbus, MS; daughter of Ottis Pearl (a painter and farmer) and Mary Ann (a homemaker; maiden name, Powell) Bullock; married Gerald L. Fowler (deceased); married John M. Harrison (a retired teacher), June, 1991; children: Christina Lynn Livingstone. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Mississippi State University, B.S.; University of South Alabama, M.A.

ADDRESSES: Home—166 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, FL 32580. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Taught at schools in Mississippi and Florida, retired 1997. Okalossa-Walton Community College, gardening teacher; Florida Master Gardener; accredited flower show judge and floral design instructor.

MEMBER: National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, National Arbor Day Society, American Horticultural Society, North American Butterfly Association, Choctaw Chapter (charter member), Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, District I (director, 2001–05), Hummer/Bird Study Group (Clay, AL), Valparaiso Garden Club (president, 1999–2001).

AWARDS, HONORS: Hall of Fame Award, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs; Shining Star Award, Valparaiso/Bay Area Chamber of Commerce; Florida Master Gardener Award of Excellence, 2001, for educational materials development.


Gardening in the Coastal South, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 2003.

Southern Gardening: An Environmentally Sensitive Approach, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 2005.

Groundcovers and Vines for the South, Pineapple Press (Sarasota, FL), 2006.

Contributor of articles to newspapers and periodicals, including Florida Gardening, Pensacola Today, Northwest Florida Daily News, Destin Log, Walton Log, Tallahassee Democrat, Bluewater Bay Advertiser, Emerald Coast, Defender, Beacon Express, Crestview News Bulletin, and DeFuniak Spring News Herald.


Marie Harrison Home Page, http://www.mariesgarden.com (May 30, 2005).

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