California Spring Trials may be over, but there are more plant trials taking place soon on the other coast.
The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association’s Florida Flower Trials, which are focused on new and improved varieties able to thrive in the extremes of Florida’s climate, take place May 18-19 in Orlando. These trials are a great opportunity to connect with national breeders, and the conference delivers the unique opportunity to see the latest varieties being trialed for use across Florida’s USDA hardiness zones.
Learning sessions will allow ample opportunity to soak in all that’s new and trending with Florida’s floriculture segment of the industry.
Who Should Attend?
Whether you are a grower, a garden center professional, or a landscape contractor, the conference is designed to provide hands-on learning and face-to-face answers to tough plant questions.
Florida Flower Trials takes attendees on a tour of the trial areas around the Central Florida area: Harry P. Leu Gardens; the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Orange County Extension’s Exploration Garden; and, the Walt Disney World Nursery, along with a special viewing of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival.
With three different micro-climates and three different levels of maintenance, Florida Flower Trials is a chance to assess how these new varieties are handling different environments before deciding which plants to integrate into your landscape designs and project.
For more information, go to Fngla.org/events/florida-flower-trials/index.aspx.