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Public event highlighting Proven Winners Shrubs ­

Wed, 07/12/2017
Wed, 07/12/2017
The Bradley Estate
2468B Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy – in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world – and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


Presenter - Stacey Hirvela
Horticulturist & Author ~ Spring Meadow Nursery

Bio:
After working as landscaper while she earned her degree in linguistics from the University of Michigan, Stacey Hirvela realized her calling was in the garden. She attended the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture in Bronx, New York, interning as a rooftop gardener in Manhattan for designer Jeff Mendoza. Upon graduation, she became the second female to serve as horticulturist at the former Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park. In 2005, she joined the editorial team at Martha Stewart Living, where she developed, wrote, and edited garden content for the magazine and co-hosted Homegrown, a call-in program on Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2011, she joined the marketing team at Spring Meadow Nursery, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, located in West Michigan. Stacey aims to educate and inspire gardeners of all levels of skill and experience. She published her first book, Edible Spots and Pots, in March 2014.

Topic: Pruning and Shrub Care

Trial Gardens at UGA's Public Open House 2017

Sat, 07/15/2017
9 a.m.
Thu, 06/15/2017
12 p.m.
Trial Gardens at University of Georgia -UGA
220 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Juliet Swanson

The Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House 2017

 

Athens, Ga –The 35th annual Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House will be on Saturday, July 15h from 9am to 12pm.
The Trial Gardens’ Public Open House is an event for people of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited!!!

 

 

 

At Public Open House, there will be vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden is in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of our master gardeners, student workers and our new garden manager, Brandon Coker. Come and see the garden!

Dr. Ruter, the Director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA will be there to lead tours of the garden as well as sell and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. The book is for sale for $30. A $5 donation is requested upon entry which is applied to help sustain our endeavors (please make checks out to UGA).

School is out for summer, and parking is available at the McPhaul Parking lot across from the Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the open house, parking, and directions, please email at  trial-gardens@uga.edu We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Map

Trial Gardens at UGA's Public Open House 2017

Sat, 07/15/2017
9 a.m.
Thu, 06/15/2017
12 p.m.
Trial Gardens at University of Georgia -UGA
220 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Juliet Swanson

The Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House 2017

 

Athens, Ga –The 35th annual Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House
Saturday, July 15h from 9am to 12pm.

The Trial Gardens’ Public Open House is an event for people
of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited!!!

 

 

 

At Public Open House, there will be vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden is in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of our master gardeners, student workers and our new garden manager, Brandon Coker. Come and see the garden!

Dr. Ruter, the Director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA will be there to lead tours of the garden as well as sell and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. The book is for sale for $30. A $5 donation is requested upon entry which is applied to help sustain our endeavors (please make checks out to UGA).

School is out for summer, and parking is available at the McPhaul Parking lot across from the Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the open house, parking, and directions, please email at  trial-gardens@uga.edu We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Map

An Evening In The Gardens of Matter Park

Fri, 07/21/2017
4:00 pm
Fri, 07/21/2017
10:00 pm
The Gardens at Matter Park
1899 N. Matter Park Rd.
Marion, IN 46952
United States

Friday, July 21 from 4pm - 10pm in The Gardens of Matter Park in Marion, IN.

Enjoy Artisans, Entertainment, Garden Professionals, National Garden Speakers from Mackinac Island, Four Star Greenhouse in Michigan and Amazing Culinary Delights. Wrap up a beautiful evening with the sounds from local artist Jessie Brown, and don't forget to bring your chair.

For more information and for tickets visits - https://www.friendsofthegardens.us/

SPEAKERS:

Pat Seibel
Willow Greenhouse
5:00pm in Garden House

Topic:
Oh my ! … Why does Proven Winners keep coming out with new plants? … I can’t keep up
What does a new plant really mean and what can they really do or is this just marketing hype?
Where am I ever going to find my precious Vermillionaire and how do I attract more?
It’s now July, why the sam hill would I plant an annual today?
How can I get that lousy Endless to bloom, mine fizzled out about May?
Does the dessert menu come with plants or why do I get so hungry looking at plant names?
If this guy throws out a top ten list I’ll be rich cause the odds are he’ll go way over that number
Trying to decide, what makes the perfect combo
My wife tells me I can’t put those colors together because they are on the wrong parts of the color wheel
 


Jack Barnwell
Barnwell Landscape and Garden Service, Mackinac Island and C3 Garden, Marco Island
6:30pm in Garden House

Topic: "The Rhythm of Great Garden Design"
A new presentation that will talk about the relationship between your favorite song and your favorite garden spaces.
You will also learn about the story of Mackinac and Marco Isalnd gardens and will plan to do some container demos and highlight container design too.

Click here to see of of Jack Barnwell's favorite Proven Winners plants

Speaker tickets are $30 and this includes both speakers one at 5pm, one at 6:30 includes your $5 entry and includes the garden tours!
Purchase your tickets at: www.FriendsOfTheGardens.us
Pay . Print receipt . pick tickets up at entry tent/WILLCALL….there is only one entry tent – can’t miss it.
Golf cart service is available to pick attendees up from their cars and deliver them to the entry tent and then to return them to their cars when their evening is complete.
 
55 min drive from Fort Wayne (55 miles from Northwest side)
1 hour drive from Indianapolis (81 miles from downtown Indy)
3 hour drive from Chicago (175 miles)

 

Public event highlighting Proven Winners Perennials

Wed, 07/26/2017
Wed, 07/26/2017
The Bradley Estate
2468B Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy – in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world – and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


Walters Gardens, Inc.

In 1942, Dennis Walters was hired by Dena Knoll to work in the fields of the Knoll family farm. Dena Knoll had a small perennial business that she shared with her mother and daughter, Harriet. Within a few years, Dennis and Harriet became attached and were married. This began the enterprise known as Knoll and Walters Perennials. This business was so successful that Dennis was able to bring his four brothers into the growing operation. When Dena retired, the company was re-branded as Walters Gardens.

Dena Knoll's 5-acre farm has grown to 1,500 acres and we're in the process of expanding our 500,000 square feet of greenhouses. Our commitments to high quality plants and genetics have led to an expansive collection of Walters Gardens introduced varieties and a close relationship with the Proven Winners® brand. We produce almost 20 million perennial plants a year now, a big step forward from 1946. Walters Gardens is still family owned and run. We haven't lost sight of our (bare) roots or the values that made this company what it is.

Presenter: Evan Elenbaas
President of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Open House - Vidosh North Landscape

Thu, 07/27/2017
Thu, 07/27/2017
Vidosh North Landscape
8860 Horton Bay Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770
United States

July 27th - Open House - Vidosh North Landscape. One of our Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professionals, Donn Vidosh, has planned an
Open House to show his new facility and to promote his designation as a Proven Winnners Certified Landscape Professional.

Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center

Thu, 09/14/2017
Thu, 09/14/2017
Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center
743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
United States

September 14th - Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center. This event targets landscape professionals and will consist of Proven Winners presenters as well as presentations by landscape industry professionals. More information soon.

Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Springhouse Gardens

Thu, 09/21/2017
Thu, 09/21/2017
Springhouse Gardens Garden Center & Landscape Services
185 Catnip Hill Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
United States

September 21st - Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Springhouse Gardens. Targeting landscape professionals, we¹ve combined with KNLA's Summer Retreat for a day at Springhouse Gardens in Nicholasville, KY. We've planned presentations from Four Star Greenhouse, Spring Meadow Nursery and Walters Gardens and will have more details soon.

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