Program Agenda

8:00 Registration opens; refreshments served

Session A: (Attendees may move freely between sessions)

9:10

The Plants & Their Stories: New Woody Plants at Johnson’s Nursery
Michael Yanny, JN Plant Selections, LLC, Menomonee Falls, WI

10:10 Dig This: Stylish Gardening for Saavy Gardeners
Kelly Norris, Horticulture Manager, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, IA
11:30

Plants and Design Features for the Sensory Garden
Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI

1:45

American Home Landscape: A Historical Perspective
Denise Adams, Ornamental Plant Historian, Stony Point, NY

3:00 Growing Flowers That Benefit Bees
Kimberly Stoner, The CT Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

Session B: (Attendees may move freely between sessions)

9:10 Landscape Design: Back to Basics
Mark Dwyer, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI
10:10 Consumer Perceptions: Sustainable, Organic, Ecofriendly, Local
Benjamin Campbell, UConn Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Storrs, CT
11:30 Great Woody Plants for Your Most Discerning Gardeners
Michael Yanny, JN Plant Selections, LLC, Menomonee Falls, WI
1:45 UConn Plant Introductions: Know Them, Grow Them
Mark Brand, UConn Dept. of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, Storrs, CT
3:00 Rise of the Perennial Plant Palette: Examining the New UConn Landscape
Kristin Schwab, UConn Dept. of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Eileen McHugh, UConn Planning, Architecture & Engineering Services, Storrs, CT

A Conference for the Landscape and Horticultural Professional

March 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lewis B. Rome Commons
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

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The Perennial Plant Conference offers exciting educational opportunities for professional landscapers and designers, nursery and greenhouse producers, and retail garden center operators.  Nationally renowned speakers and local experts will be featured.

Early registration fee is $100 per person if postmarked on or before February 26th.  The fee is $110 per person if postmarked after February 26th or for walk-ins. Student registration is $25 with valid school ID.  Registration Discount! Save $20 per person if registering groups of 3 or more together.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Donna Ellis at 860-486-6448 or email: donna.ellis@uconn.edu