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Container trials attracts hundreds of growers


July 25, 2013
By Dave Harrison

July 25, 2013, Simcoe, Ont. — Several hundred growers from across
Ontario and Quebec attended this week's open house at the Sawaya Garden
Trials.

July 25, 2013, Simcoe, Ont. — Several hundred growers from across Ontario and Quebec attended this week's open house at the Sawaya Garden Trials. (There were a couple of U.S. licence plates in the parking lot, too.)

Representatives of a number of breeders were on hand to talk with growers.

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About 2,200 varieties were in the trials. The focus was on containers. The annual hanging basket competition also attracted considerable attention; visitors could vote on their favourites and the results will be announced in the magazine later this year.

An overview of this year's trials will be published this fall as a Growing In The Green feature.

Here’s a pictorial overview of the event. Click here for more information.

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The trials remained consistently busy throughout the day.

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A few of the plants infected with downy mildew were left on display.

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The hanging basket competition has become a favourite with visitors. Here are a few of the designs that caught my eye.

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