Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sustainable Beauty: Landscape Plants That Thrive in the Southeast, June 6

Mountain laurel  Kalmia latifolia flanks the
banks of a river.
Sustainable Beauty: Landscape Plants That Thrive
in the Southeast
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759.  (828)-684-3562.

Enjoy a full day of ornamental plants selected for their unique flowers, foliage, fall color, bark, drought tolerance, and adaptability to changing climate conditions. Researchers, plantsmen, and Extension faculty from across the South will highlight native and non-native woody and herbaceous plants that will enrich and extend your garden’s seasonal interest.

Program speakers are members of a plant evaluation working group of research and Extension faculty in landscape and commercial nursery disciplines at 14 southeastern land-grant universities and the US National Arboretum. The group tests new plant introductions across a wide array of USDA plant hardiness zones. The group also works to rediscover older cultivars that may have been forgotten among recent patent and trademark trends.

Visit to see the program and to register.

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