Cornell Floriculture Field Day To Take Place August 11

Cornell’s Floriculture Field Day will be Tuesday August 11 at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, N.Y. An alumni event will be held the evening prior. More information and online registration for both events is available online.

Here is some of what will be happening during Cornell’s Floriculture Field Day:

1. New Cornell Alumni and Friends reception. Come to Ithaca, N.Y an evening early for the 2015 alumni and friends event at the Cornell Plantations visitor center. The event, which will be Aug. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., will feature appetizers, New York wine and jazz. It will take place at the Nevin Welcome Center.

2. Armitage and Konjoian kick off the morning program. During the morning program at the Cornell Veterinary School, Allan Armitage, professor emeritus, University of Georgia, will talk about some of his favorite annuals, perennials and veggies for the landscape. Peter Konjoian, of Konjoian’s Floriculture Education Services, will inspire you to consider making the switch to greenhouse vegetables.

3. Edibles featured in trials. New to the annual flower trial beds at Bluegrass Lane are patio vegetables, mixed flower and edibles containers and a trial of retail potting mixes. Guided garden tours are available during the afternoon program at Bluegrass Lane.

4. Cut flowers in high tunnels. In the morning, Chris Wien, Cornell University, will present on several years of research growing cut flowers in fields and high tunnels. During the afternoon program, attendees have the option to visit the nearby cut flower high tunnel research facility.

5. Cornell Dairy ice cream. The afternoon ends with the annual ice cream social. You’ll have to show up to find out which flavors are featured this year.

Visit Greenhouse.cornell.edu for more information.

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