OSU Annuals Trial Open Houses

OSU’s Annual Trial Garden is where YOU can get info on annuals to include in your sales plans.  We at the OSU Annuals Trials will have a couple of open houses for you to evaluate the performance of numerous plants in ground beds, containers in the sun and shade, and hanging baskets.

Growers, independent garden center buyers, landscape designers, and installers are encouraged to visit and take note of the new varieties being grown. You can also observe and study the different growth habits, tolerances, and visual characteristics of the many different varieties that have been put on display. In addition, 2014’s trial celebrates the “Year of the Phlox.” Attendees will have access to the Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center’s Phlox collection, displays, and research.  On top of that, visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the newly inaugurated Howlett Hall “green roof”.

July 12 and 14

Are you coming to the AmericanHort Cultivate’ 14?  If so, you will be able to take a bus (courtesy of AmericanHort) at the Columbus Convention center which will bring you to campus.  Please check the Cultivate’ 14 program for details.  If you come on Monday July 14, we will have a reception sponsored by Blooms of Bressingham and the organization of the Chadwick Arboretum.

 July 29, 2014

OCNT, Landscape Industry Certified, and ODA pesticide credits will be available.  A wide variety of annual plant material will be presented so industry professionals can evaluate and note those that have commercial application in Ohio.

 Speakers that day include:

 • Mr. Dean Bemis (Syngenta), “Annuals you Should Know & Use”

 • Dr. Luis Cañas (OSU Department of Entomology), “Alternatives to Manage Insects on Ornamental Plants for Home Owners”

 • Dr. Claudio Pasian (OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science), “Sanitation, Key to Headaches Prevention”

For more information, please contact:

 Dr. Claudio Pasian


The OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science