Darwin Perennials Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM




8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Grab ’n Go breakfast

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Meet with more than 30 perennial suppliers and see the big reveal of their 2019 lineups at the Supplier Showcase

8:30 AM – Noon
Information Stations open for helpful discussions and fascinating demonstrations
  • New 2019 Darwin Perennials® varieties in all forms – seed, vegetative, tissue culture
  • Zone 5 overwintered trial garden with commercial comparisons of top-selling perennials, including Coreopsis, Monarda, and Salvia nemorosa
  • New 2019 First-Year-Flowering retail-ready color from Kieft Seed
  • A living catalog of Herbs available as unrooted cuttings from Darwin Colombia
  • Compare and contrast Dianthus on display from Selecta One®, Kieft Seed, and Darwin Perennials
  • Perennial Scheduling Station – Learn production and finishing tips for Spring to Fall
  • Ball Gardens Landscape tours
  • Perennial Display Garden tours
  • View the latest in roses and flowering shrubs from Star® Roses and Plants
  • Take advantage of breathtaking photo ops
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Premier Seed Lab tours (1 hour)

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
“Boosting Perennial Profits”
Tips and tricks for enhancing the quality and value of your perennials.
Speaker: Chris Fifo, Technical Services Advisor, Swift Greenhouses

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch under the tent

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
“Today’s Trends for Tomorrow’s Shopper”
Come learn the latest consumer and perennial insights to grow your business. Speakers: Seth Reed and Mason Day, co-founders of GrowIt mobile app

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The Gardens at Ball
1017 West Roosevelt Road
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
800 879-BALL

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


 

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