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).
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.