Sant open house includes garden mum trials (photo feature)

September 10, 2014
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Sept. 10, 2014, Kleinburg, Ont. — Hundreds of growers from across Ontario and Quebec had their cameras and notepads at the ready as they toured this year’s George Sant & Sons Greenhouses Open House, co-hosted by Ball Seed.

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Among those welcoming growers were  Anna Ball, and Dan, Rick and Ron Sant.
Among special guests this year was Ball Horticultural president and CEO Anna Ball.

In a brief welcoming address during the lunch break, she noted Ball and Sant have worked together for many years.

The industry is known for many such strong relationships, she added, helping growers and companies get through tough times and also take advantage of opportunities during good times.

GARDEN MUM TRIALS

In addition to the inside displays, the open house also featured extensive garden mum trials featuring varieties from Syngenta, Grolink, Dummen and Ball.

Included this year are ethrel trials with three treatments: one application (July 29), two applications (July 29 and Aug. 2), and a control. All had one pinch.
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Ethrel trials included two applications (at left), one application (middle), and a control.

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 The trials attracted considerable attention.

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The variety trials were extensive. The following are a few varieties that caught our eye, including 'Sunbeam Pink Bicolour,' from Dummen...

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...'Prima White,' from Grolink...

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 ...'Chelsey Yellow,' from Syngenta...

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 ...and 'Buttercup Yellow,' from Ball.

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The crowds were steady all day during the open house.

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 'Sweetunia Purple Touch,' from Red Fox/Dummen.

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'Sweetunia Black Satin,' from Red Fox/Dummen.

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'Simply Herbs Basil,' from Pan American Seed.

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'Potunia Purple Halo,' from Red Fox/Dummen.

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'Petunia Headliner White Rose Vein,' from Selecta.

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New Guinea Impatiens 'Bounce Pink Flame,' from Selecta.

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Lantana 'Lucky Lavender,' from Ball.

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'Mixmasters Tropical Punch Improved,' from Ball.

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 'Cool Wave Sunshine and Wine' pansy, from Pan American Seed.

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Classic combinations in front of a classic truck.

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Coleus 'Marquee Red Carpet,' from Ball.

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Coleus 'Kong Lime Sprite,' from Pan American Seed.

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Calibrachoa 'Mini Famous Neo Salmon and Pink + Eye,' from Selecta.

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Begonia 'California Sunlight,' from Selecta.

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Angelonia 'Archangel Dark Rose, from Ball.



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