August 8, 2007

More Midwestern Trials

This Friday, Plantpeddler in Cresco, Iowa, will host its variety day, “testing the best in the Midwest.” The trials feature more than 500 varieties from more than 20 breeders along with in-ground displays. Seminars will rotate on the half hour on the fundamentals of plant culture, breeding and selection, and care and handling. For details, visit: www.plantpeddler.com. Next week, the University of Wisconsin West Madison Agricultural Research Station and the Commercial Flower Growers of Wisconsin (CFGW) are conducting an argyranthemum and bacopa trial, in addition to the two acres of flower and vegetable trials. The industry-only open house will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, contact CFGW’s Bruce Sadowski at 262-377-0986 or Judy Reith-Rozelle at the research station at 608-262-2257.

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August 1, 2007

Sawaya Garden Trials

Interested in comprehensive vegetative trials? Next Wednesday, Mel Sawaya of Focus Greenhouse Management Inc. will host his open house featuring 2,000 cultivars in containers and 100 mixed plantings in patio pots and hanging baskets in Simcoe, Ontario. For more information, visit: http://www.sawayagardentrials.com/ The trials will also be open during the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation’s (COPF) trials and open houses at nine locations on Aug. 9 and 10. The event is free. You just need to get to the Niagara area. Maps and information are available online at http://www.copf.org

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August 1, 2007

MassHort Makeover

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank Horticulture Center will undergo an extreme garden makeover this Friday designed by English garden designer and horticulturist Adrian Bloom, founder of Blooms of Bressingham perennials. This will be Bloom’s largest perennial demonstration and display garden to date, covering more than an acre and planted in a single day by more than 150 volunteers. More than 8,000 perennials trees and shrubs were donated for the project. For details, visit: http://www.masshort.org/

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August 1, 2007

Pacific Plug & Liner Trials

Pacific Plug & Liner will be hosting summer trials through Aug. 17 at its greenhouses in Watsonville, Calif. Known for conducting neutral comparison trials within a genus, the featured trials will be in echinaceas, heucheras and sedums. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email [email protected]

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July 18, 2007

Michigan Growers Tour

This is the fourth year leading young plant growers in Michigan are teaming up with Michigan State University (MSU) to host a two-week tour of floricultural trials and displays, July 30 to Aug. 10. The educational field day at MSU will be Aug. 7. For more information, visit: http://www.hrt.msu.edu/planttour

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June 13, 2007

Texas Hosts Field Day

More than 800 varieties will be sizzling in field and container trails at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Overton, Texas this summer. The Overton Horticultural Field Day will be June 28, beginning at the Texas A&M University Systems’s Agricultural and Research Center’s North Farm site and then to Overton. For more information, visit: http://overton.tamu.edu/flowers/fielddday.htm

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May 16, 2007

Grower Tool: Goldfisch Combinations Online

If you missed all the great combination plantings Fischer USA put together at Pack Trials, they are just a click away. The combinations are now available online. Get the recipes and download high resolution images at: http://www.fischerusa.com/default.aspx?tabid=63&HtmlId=92

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April 25, 2007

Pack Trials Recap

Greenhouse Grower’s editors Delilah Onofrey and Sara Tambascio are back from their California Pack Trials trek last week. For complete coverage of all locations visited over the course of seven days visit: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/bloggin/page.php?page=daily

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April 11, 2007

Pack Trials Coverage

Starting on Monday, we will bring you daily coverage of the California Pack Trials through Benchrunner. Editors Delilah Onofrey and Sara Tambascio will be making the journey this year with our California Dreamin’ winners from North Carolina. Stay tuned!

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