SUNDAY, JULY 23rd

COLORADO SPRINGS TOUR

6:45 am- 6:00 pm

Visit a combination of natural, retail, production, and private gardens.

COLORADO SPRINGS TOUR STOPS

• Britton Nursery, Colorado Springs

• Spencer’s Lawn and Garden, Colorado Springs

• Phelan Gardens, Colorado Springs

• Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

• Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, Colorado Springs

• Domenique Turnbull Private Garden, Green Mountain Falls


PERENNIAL INSPIRATION: AN ALL-STAR SHOWCASE OF PERENNIAL EXPERTS

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Held at the Denver Botanic Garden

Featuring 6 perennial professionals including Mike Bone, Lauren Springer Ogden, Pat Hayward, Brie Arthur, Tammy Hartung, and Debi Borden-Miller.

SPEAKER TOPICS

• Using Perennial Herbs to Attract or Deter Wildlife – Tammi Hartung

• Pretty Tough Plants: Award-Winning Native Plant Seclections From Plant Select® – Pat Hayward

• The Foodscape Revolution – Brie Arthur

• The Steppe Garden: Creating A Global-Themed Garden with a local sense of place – Michael Bone

• Contain Those Perennials! (But Don’t Contain Yourself!) – Debi Borden-Miller

• Inspiration And Approaches Fro Designing Western Garden – Lauren Springer Ogden


MONDAY, JULY 24th

FORT COLLINS TOUR

6:45 am- 8:00 pm

Visit the esteemed Colorado State University Trial Gardens, iconic perennial growers, a propagation greenhouse, retailers, and High Hops Brewery.

FORT COLLINS TOUR STOPS

• Conservation Gardens at Northern Water, Berthoud

• Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center, Fort Collins

• Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins

• Colorado State University Trials, Fort Collins

• Colorado State University Horticulture Center, Fort Collins

• Laporte Avenue Nursery, Fort Collins

• Fort Collins Nursery, Fort Collins

• The Windsor Gardener/High Hops Brewery, Windsor


TUESDAY, JULY 25th

PERENNIAL PLANT TRADE SHOW

9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Crystal Ball Room


PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

7:45 am- 8:15 am

Grand Ball Room


From Roots to Robots – A History of Perennials in Colorado

8:15 am- 9:00 am

Grand Ball Room

Al Gerace


EXPANDING THE GARDEN PALETTE FOR SEMI-ARID CLIMATE GARDENS: CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS

9:00 am- 10:00 am

Grand Ball Room

Panayoti Kelaidis


BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW

10:00 am- 11:00 am

Crystal Ball Room


CELEBRATING THE PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION

11:00 am- 12:30 pm

Grand Ball Room


LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

NEW PERENNIALS FROM THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

David Salman


MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY PICTURE

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Alison Peck


CONTAINING YOUR ENTHUSIASM

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Harriett McMillan


FOODSCAPE REVOLUTION- PERENNIAL COMBINATIONS

2:15 pm- 3:00 pm

Brie Arthur


PLANT PROTECTION OF INSECT & MITE PESTS

2:15 pm- 3:00 pm

Raymond Cloyd


WINTER HARDY CACTI & SUCCULENTS AS A PRODUCT LINE FOR YOUR GC

2:15 pm- 3:00 pm

Kelly Grummons


BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Crystal Ball Room


CAN YOU GROW CANNABIS EFFECTIVELY?

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Kerrie Badertscher


TODAY’S CUSTOMERS ARE CHANGING NEED OF POS IN RETAIL GARDEN CENTERS

4:00 pm- 4:45 pm

Terry Buff


HOW HIGH CAN YOU STEPPE?! PLANT CHOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Michael Bone


GRASSES & SEDGES FROM THE GROUND COVER UP

4:45 pm- 5:30 pm

Shannon Currey


PRODUCTION PITFALLS & HOW TO AVOID THEM

4:45 pm- 5:30 pm

Paul Pilon


MARKETING WATER-WISE PLANTS IN A THIRSTY WORLD

4:45 pm- 5:30 pm

Pat Hayward


EVENING AT THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

6:00 pm- 9:00 pm


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th

3 TOURS: GROWER TOUR, RETAIL TOUR, & DESIGN TOUR

6:45 am- 9:00 pm

Choose 1 of 3 tours to visit the best of the local perennial industry. Then, gather for dinner and drinks at the scenic Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.

GROWER TOUR STOPS

• Little Valley Wholesale Nursery, Brighton

• Greenhouse Growing System

• Country Fair/Welby Gardens at Westwoods, Arvada

• Center Greenhouse, Denver

• Paulino Gardens, Denver

• Creek Side Gardens

• Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, Littleton

RETAIL TOUR STOPS

• Echter’s Greenhouse and Garden Center, Arvada

• Paulino Gardens, Denver

• Country Fair/Welby Gardens at Westwoods, Arvada

• Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market, Aurora

• Tagawa Nursery & Garden Center, Centennial

• Silver Sage Garden Center, Littleton

• Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, Littleton

DESIGN TOUR STOPS

• Anita Cox Garden

• Panayoti Kelaidis Private Garden

• Washington Park

• Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

• Rob Proctor/David Macke private garden

• Lucette Larkin private garden

• Rod Haenni private garden

• Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms


THURSDAY, JULY 27th

PERENNIAL PLANT TRADE SHOW

8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Crystal Ball Room


ROCK GARDENING: REIMAGINING A CLASSIC STYLE

7:45 am- 8:30 am

Joseph Tychonievich


INDUSTRIAL HEMP: THE BUSINESS & LEGAL SIDE OF AN EMERGING INDUSTRY

8:30 am- 9:30 am

Duane Sinning


POY™ 2018 – INTRODUCING THE PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR™

9:30 am- 10:00 am

Brent Heath


BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW

10:00 am- 11:00 am

Crystal Ball Room


2018 PERENNIAL PLANT SYMPOSIUM PREVIEW

11:00 am- 11:15 am


NEW PLANT FORUM

11:15 am- 12:15 pm


LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

12:15 pm- 1:30 pm


WHAT HAS FLOWERS, FEATHERS, & SIX LEGS

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Dave Leatherman


PLANTS THAT DRINK RESPONSIBLY

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm

Stephanie Cohen


BREAK & VISIT TRADE SHOW

3:15 pm- 4:00 pm

Crystal Ball Room


PERENNIALS – WHAT’S NEW & EXCITING, OVERLOOKED

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Tony Avent


WINE TASTING & DINNER AT BALISTRERI VINEYARD

6:30 pm- 8:30 pm


FRIDAY, JULY 28th

MOUNTAIN TOUR

7:00 am- 9:00 pm

Day-trip to Vail: Visit the Betty Ford Alpine Garden, enjoy an alpine walk, and dinner.

MOUNTAIN TOUR STOPS

Space is limited for this unique tour. IT WILL SELL OUT. REGISTER EARLY. Let’s hit the road! On this day-trip to Vail, we’ll visit the Betty Ford Alpine Garden, enjoy an alpine walk with fellow hortiholics and enjoy an unforgettable dinner to round out the day. Registration by June 1 is $139 for Members and $169 for Non-Members. Rates are $159 and $199 after.

 

 

 

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