SUNDAY, JULY 23rd

COLORADO SPRINGS TOUR

7:00 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

• 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 Perennials 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

• 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

6:30 am- 8:30 pm

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

MOUNTAIN TOUR STOPS

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 is $139 for Members and $169 for Non-Members. Rates are $159 and $199 after.

 

 

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