Floriculture Events, August Edition

If you’re in the Guelph area, I highly encourage you to attend the University of Guelph/Landscape Ontario Trial Gardens Open House (Aug 20).  More details can be found here: TG Flyer 2015

For those of you in the Niagara area, this is a reminder to register by Aug 17th for the Ontario Container Trial and Workshop.  We need you to register to a) figure out how much food we need! and b) to gauge interest in events like this for the industry.  So if you think trials like this are important, we’d like to see your face on the 21st!

Some of the containers currently growing on the Vineland Campus, all ready for the Container Trial and Workshop on Aug. 21.

Some of the containers currently growing on the Vineland Campus, all ready for the Container Trial and Workshop on Aug. 21.

You can register by calling 1-877-424-1300 and choosing any selection to speak to a customer service representative.  Or, you can send me an email: sarah.jandricic@ontario.ca

This event starts at 9am on Aug 21 at the Vineland Campus.  More info can be found here: OOCTW-flyer

Upcoming Container Trial Events

In case any of you have forgotten, the Sawaya Garden Trials are happening TOMORROW in Simcoe!  It should be a great day.

Also keep your calendars clear for the new Ontario Container Trial and Workshop, a free event to be held at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre on Friday, August 21st (9am to 12pm).

Some of the containers currently growing on the Vineland Campus, all ready for the Container Trial and Workshop on Aug. 21.

Some of the containers currently growing on the Vineland Campus, all ready for the Ontario Container Trial and Workshop on Aug. 21.

Similar to the container trials run by OMAFRA/UofG in previous years, you’ll be able to see how 200 different varieties of ornamental plants stack up against each other — all were grown by Rodger Tschanz (UofG) under the same growing conditions.

This year we’ve also added some bonus material, including:

  • Presentations on  new floriculture research coming out of Cornell University, as well as Vineland’s research on floriculture opportunities in the Asian-Canadian community
  • Details on the best performers of 2015, and which ornamentals were most attractive to thrips
  • a FREE BBQ lunch
  • a tour of Vineland’s new greenhouse facility.

Register for the event by Aug. 17th by calling 1-877-424-1300. Presentations start at 9am.  A public open house to view the containers will begin at 1pm.