American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
The Triumphs and Tribulations of Trialing: All-America Selections and Beyond
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 20 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Location: 
Webster C
Presenter: 
J. Liebenguth, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; M. Konlock, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, Wisconsin; J. Wegley, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Dallas, Texas

A well-developed trialing program can benefit a public garden, its visitors, and the horticulture industry as a whole. Successful plants with proven performance create beautiful displays that engage the public and showcase the living landscape. The more trial sites that submit results, the more accurate the information will be. There can also be difficult aspects of a trialing program, but non-profit organizations like All-America Selections give great support to trial programs and create a network of dedicated horticulturists. We plan to set attendees at ease and prove that while these programs can be a lot of work, they are well worth every trial!

This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.