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August 4, 2015

US (MI): Learn about top-performing plants at the MSU Plant Trial Field Day

Join us for this annual event to learn about top-performing plants in the MSU Trial Gardens including bedding plants, vegetative ornamentals, and vegetables. In the morning we will host a half day program featuring presentations on the Best of the Best from our Trial Manager Daedre Craig and Garden Director Art Cameron. Learn about some of the superior new plants and how they perform in mid-Michigan in our trials. Plant performance, ornamental characters, and special needs of plants will be covered.

We will also host presentations on the most recent research on the development and spread of impatiens downy mildew and up-to-date discussions on the evolving ethics of American gardeners. For this important and timely topic, Entomologists and Horticultural Extension Specialists will bring us up-to-date on the latest news in pollinators, native insects, and pesticides such as neonicotinoids.

After lunch, there will be guided tours of our annual, perennial, and vegetable trials led by Daedre Craig (Trial Garden Manager), Renata Reibitz (Perennial Garden Manager) and Art Cameron (Garden Director). In addition, you should take time while on campus to tour our 14 acres of beautiful landscapes including a vast array of annuals, perennials, and woody plants. There are a multitude of theme gardens including our award-winning 4H Children’s Garden, our annual display and trial gardens, roof-top gardens, demonstration vegetable garden, a Japanese garden, and more. Visit the MSU Gardens website for more information.

Registration (coming soon) is required for this event. Please park in the MSU Garden visitor parking lot, which is located on Bogue Street, just north of the railroad tracks

Click here for a map of the Gardens (PDF)

Click here to register.

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