July 7, 2009 – Retailers, landscape contractors, and growers can discover the trends in vegetables and plants that will make their 2010 spring sales blossom.
Retailers, landscape contractors, and growers can discover the trends in vegetables and plants that will make their 2010 spring sales blossom.
Two 30-minute sessions, scheduled at 12 noon on October 20th and 21st, will be presented by Rodger Tschanz, trial garden manager at the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph.
Tschanz has been involved for years in the University of Guelph's trial gardens – a leading research site and part of a network of research centres across North America. Its 2009 trial season includes garden and container trials plus landscape plant trials.
Besides presentations taking place at the Garden & Floral Stage, attendees to the show can visit the New Products Showcase to view an innovative selection of plant varieties from the joint ornamental trial gardens sites at the University of Guelph and Landscape Ontario’s Milton office.
"Since 2001, when I started evaluating new plants at the University of Guelph’s Ornamental Trial Garden, selections have dramatically improved in growth habit, colour and heat and disease tolerance. Improvements will continue to be made as breeders respond to environmental challenges and gardening fashions" said Tschanz.
Garden & Floral Stage – Trends for 2010 – Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Presentations by: Rodger Tschanz
Tuesday October 20, 2009
"Trial Results – Vegetable Gardening for Small Urban Gardens"
Wednesday October 21st, 2009
"Trial Results – New Cultivars"
Admission to the Garden & Floral stage presentations is free, included with admission to the trade show.
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