Session 1: Successfully Run the Tropical Plant Gauntlet: Ease The Pain of a Florida Tropical Plant Purchase
Florida tropical plant nurseries offer something many of us in the public garden world are using more and more, large and small tropical plants for annual garden displays, interior displays, and conservatories. Purchasing directly from Florida nurseries can be cost saving and provide new and unusual specimens to your collections, but planning and making a tropical plant purchase can be a daunting undertaking. This session provides insights and helpful tips from the viewpoints of both the garden purchaser and tropical-plant broker.
Presenters: B. Faust, V. Dibella, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington, DC; C. Druckenbrod, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, Ohio; P. Cialone, Outrageous Tropicals, Palm City, Florida.
This session has been approved for 1.5 LACES Credit Hours.
Session 2: So You Want to Build a Green Wall?
Green walls offer an opportunity to utilize and incorporate vertical spaces into the landscape. They can be used to improve air quality, provide space to grow food in urban locations, reduce energy demands for heating and cooling in buildings, or simply provide beauty from plants in places previously considered only the home of masonry, glass, and metal. Decisions made early in the planning process can be critical to the success, longevity, and long-term sustainability of a greenwall installation.
Presenters: J. Harbage, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.