Darwin Perennials Day Set for June

Updated Feb 15, 2013

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The day has come again for everyone and anyone to get in the know for the growing season.

Darwin Perennials Day will be on June 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature new varieties for 2014, field trails of perennials and ornamental shrubs, preferred ball suppliers and the latest information from industry experts.

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Schedule of Events:

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: “Grab ’n Go” breakfast
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Meet with more than 25 Ball Perennial and Woody Ornamental Suppliers and see their 2014 lineups
8:30 a.m. – Noon: Information Stations open for discussions and demonstrations
  • NEW 2014 Introductions from Darwin Perennials
  • Large liner vs. bareroot grow-out comparisons
  • First-year flowering and overwinter production comparisons from Kieft Seed
  • Unique mixed container recipes on display
  • New variety focus on woody shrubs from Ball Ornamentals
  • Perennial Display Garden Tours
Noon – 1 p.m.: Barbecue lunch
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Guest Speakers
Maria Zampini, Plant Promoter and Writer, “Improving the Communications Loop to Increase Sales with Media, Master Gardeners, Garden Centers and Growers”Grower BUZZ Live! With Chris Beytes, covering:
  • Variety selection
  • Overwintering
  • First-year flowering vs. traditional production
  • Pot sizes: bigger or smaller?
  • Is the perennial boom flagging or still going strong?
  • Getting retailers to buy more
  • How to better serve consumer needs

For full details and travel & hotel information visit ballperennialday.com.

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