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Plants, Plants and More Plants at the 2011 National Green Centre
by Western Nursery & Landscape Association
December 27, 2010

Including everything from “Evaluating and Promoting New and Old Plants in Changing Climate” and “The Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository: new plants in the making” to “Evaluating and Selecting Sustainable Plants for the Sustainable Urban Landscape: Natives ... and beyond,” and “Making Sense of the New Plant Clutter!”

Join top plant experts at the 2011 National Green Centre as they discuss plants, plants, & more plants. You’ll see the trendiest new plants in horticulture on the runway of the Sweet Melissa Fashion Show and see the unveiling of Dirr’s app for iPhone. Based on Michael A. Dirr’s classic work, The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, the app for iPhone covers 1670 species and 7800 cultivars, with 7600 high-quality plant images. The plant database is searchable by 72 criteria, including hardiness zones, water and light requirements, growth characteristics, flowers, fruits, and fall colors.

The app offers the latest and most reliable information on woody landscape plants for the landscape professional and the home gardener alike in an inexpensive and accessible format.

See below for a list of plant presentations at the 2011 National Green Centre!

• Dr. Michael Dirr: Making Sense of the New Plant Clutter: Strategies for Successfully Marketing Trees and Shrubs o Watch as Dr. Dirr unveils his Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder app for iPhone. For more information, click here.

• Dr. Allan Armitage: New and Exciting Herbaceous Plant for the Grower, Landscaper and Gardener

• Aaron Atwood accompanied by Earl Cully: New and Unique Trees for the American Landscape

• Bill Ruppert: Evaluating and Selecting Sustainable Plants for the Sustainable Urban Landscape: Natives ... and beyond, a panel discussion

o With Ted Spaid, Jerry Pence, Scott Woodbury, and Dr. Allan Armitage

• Dr. Michael Dirr: Growers’ Branding Strategies: a Panel Discussion

o With Jonathan Pedersen, Bill Calkins, Steve Hutton, Robert Kerns, Buddy Lee, and Danny Gouge

• Anna Ball; Industry Trends

• Dr. Allan Armitage; A Half-Day Workshop

• Raymond Evison: World Leading Flower Show

• Jim Berry: Consumers Deserve the Best-Obligations of the Grower The National Green Centre University segment of the National Green Centre education is an impressive line-up of guests from public gardens talking about plants

• Dr. Michael Dosmann: Future Garden and Industry Collaboration: What’s in Store?

• Dr. Richard Olsen: The Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository: new plants in the making

• Dr. Andrew Bell: Evaluating and Promoting New and Old Plants in Changing Climate: The Chicago Experience

• Dr. Ted Bilderback: The JC Raulston Arboretum – A History Working with the Green Industry

• Dr. Dave Creech: Plants, Plans and People – Can a University Garden Stay Relevant During Tough Economic Times? Join independent garden center owners, landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, growers, and other green industry professionals as the industry gathers at the 2011 National Green Centre. The 2011 National Green Centre - the next generation green industry event. To register for the 2011 National Green Centre, visit www.nationalgreencentre.org or call 888-233-1876.

The 2011 National Green Centre, presented by the Western Nursery and Landscape Association will be January 9-10 at the AMERICA’S CENTER in St. Louis, MO. The Western Nursery and Landscape Association has been on the leading edge of the industry for 120 years. Our newly renamed and rebranded show, the National Green Centre (previously The WESTERN), continues to help shape the industry.

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